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List of all API methods with descriptions

api.portal

api.portal.get() Get the Plone portal object out of thin air.
api.portal.get_navigation_root([context]) Get the navigation root object for the context.
api.portal.get_tool([name]) Get a portal tool in a simple way.
api.portal.get_localized_time([datetime, …]) Display a date/time in a user-friendly way.
api.portal.send_email([sender, recipient, …]) Send an email.
api.portal.show_message([message, request, type]) Display a status message.
api.portal.get_registry_record([name, …]) Get a record value from plone.app.registry

api.content

api.content.get([path, UID]) Get an object.
api.content.create([container, type, id, …]) Create a new content item.
api.content.delete([obj, objects, …]) Delete the object(s).
api.content.copy([source, target, id, safe_id]) Copy the object to the target container.
api.content.move([source, target, id, safe_id]) Move the object to the target container.
api.content.rename([obj, new_id, safe_id]) Rename the object.
api.content.get_uuid([obj]) Get the object’s Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID).
api.content.get_state([obj, default]) Get the current workflow state of the object.
api.content.transition([obj, transition, …]) Perform a workflow transition for the object or attempt to perform workflow transitions on the object to reach the given state.
api.content.get_view([name, context, request]) Get a BrowserView object.

api.user

api.user.get([userid, username]) Get a user.
api.user.create([email, username, password, …]) Create a user.
api.user.delete([username, user]) Delete a user.
api.user.get_current() Get the currently logged-in user.
api.user.is_anonymous() Check if the currently logged-in user is anonymous.
api.user.get_users([groupname, group]) Get all users or all users filtered by group.
api.user.get_roles([username, user, obj, …]) Get user’s site-wide or local roles.
api.user.get_permissions([username, user, obj]) Get user’s site-wide or local permissions.
api.user.grant_roles([username, user, obj, …]) Grant roles to a user.
api.user.revoke_roles([username, user, obj, …]) Revoke roles from a user.

api.group

api.group.get([groupname]) Get a group.
api.group.create([groupname, title, …]) Create a group.
api.group.delete([groupname, group]) Delete a group.
api.group.add_user([groupname, group, …]) Add the user to a group.
api.group.remove_user([groupname, group, …]) Remove the user from a group.
api.group.get_groups([username, user]) Get all groups or all groups filtered by user.
api.group.get_roles([groupname, group, obj, …]) Get group’s site-wide or local roles.
api.group.grant_roles([groupname, group, …]) Grant roles to a group.
api.group.revoke_roles([groupname, group, …]) Revoke roles from a group.

api.env

api.env.adopt_roles([roles]) Context manager for temporarily switching roles.
api.env.adopt_user([username, user]) Context manager for temporarily switching user inside a block.
api.env.debug_mode() Returns True if your zope instance is running in debug mode.
api.env.test_mode() Returns True if you are running the zope test runner.

Exceptions and errors

api.exc.PloneApiError Base exception class for plone.api errors.
api.exc.MissingParameterError Raised when a parameter is missing.
api.exc.InvalidParameterError Raised when a parameter is invalid.
api.exc.CannotGetPortalError Raised when the portal object cannot be retrieved.