I am using the Organic group module. I created 2 groups on my site. To each group I assigned 1 user as group admin. Group admins have the permission to create users.

My question is how to automatically assign the users which got created by a group admin to the group admin's group?


In Drupal 7, you can achieve it using hook_user_insert and OG function og_group.

  • hook_user_insert : Called when a user account is created
  • og_group : Set an association (e.g. subscribe) an entity to a group
     * Implemention hook_user_insert
     * @global type $user
     * @param type $edit
     * @param type $account
     * @param type $category
    function HOOK_user_insert(&$edit, $account, $category) {
        global $user;
        $usr_grps = og_get_entity_groups(); //get all user groups
        if (count($usr_grps) > 0) {//if any groups
            $grp_mgr_grps = array();
            foreach ($usr_grps['node'] as $key => $gid) {
                $group_type = 'node';
                $group = entity_load_single($group_type, $gid);
                if (is_object($group)) {
                    if (!empty($group->uid) && ($group->uid == $user->uid)) {//subscribe only the groups where the user is group manager
                        $grp_mgr_grps[] = $gid;
            if (count($grp_mgr_grps) > 0 && is_object($account)) {
                HOOK_subscribe_grpmgr_groups($grp_mgr_grps, $account); //subscribe the group

     * @param type $grp_mgr_grps : array of group ids
     * @param type $account : Object of the user we want to add to the group
    function HOOK_subscribe_grpmgr_groups($grp_mgr_grps, $account) {
        foreach ($grp_mgr_grps as $key => $gid) {
            $group_type = 'node'; //All groups are of type node
            $values = array(
                    'entity_type' => 'user',
                    'entity' => $account->uid,
                    'field_name' => FALSE,
                    'state' => 1,
            og_group($group_type, $gid, $values);
  • I have tried your code but after group admin submit user creation form, I didn't see the user is created appear in group members list. Could you take a look again please?
    – Ngo Ho
    Oct 4 '13 at 2:46
  • I have updated my answer. You can check it now.
    – inizio
    Oct 7 '13 at 12:26
  • Thank you for updating, I have tried another way by Rules and it works now. But I will check your code.
    – Ngo Ho
    Oct 8 '13 at 2:41
  • 1
    Please post your answer so that I and others can also get to know, another approach to doing it using RULES.
    – inizio
    Oct 8 '13 at 6:05

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