Is https://gather.town/api/setEmailGuestlist supposed to set a user's role?

I’ve tried to post a json file like the data below and verified that it has been successful by calling getEmailGuestList.

But the role does not seem to have any effect - namely:

  • they don’t appear in the correct group (members/guest) in participants list
  • someone with admin can’t edit the map
  • members don’t appear under setting->user roles

i.e. regardless of the role defined in the json file they always seem to be treated as a guest.

Is this expected behaviour?, or am I doing something wrong, like the role names are not correct?

example json file:
{
member.user@example.com”: {
“role”: “member”,
“name”: “Member User”,
“affiliation”: “Org two”
},
admin.user@example.com”: {
“name”: “Guest User”,
“affiliation”: “Org two”,
“role”: “admin”
},
guest.user@example.com”: {
“name”: “Guest User”,
“role”: “guest”,
“affiliation”: “Org one”
}
}

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@mel It seems like the roles that are documented are only working in event spaces, not for remote working spaces. I wish somebody from gather.town could officially clear things up on this.

Ah, sorry I missed this! The roles here are an old thing that’s no longer used, I’m pretty sure. There isn’t a way to programmatically set user roles yet, sorry! (but we know this is a high value thing, don’t worry)