Method: userProfiles.guardianInvitations.create

Creates a guardian invitation, and sends an email to the guardian asking them to confirm that they are the student's guardian.

Once the guardian accepts the invitation, their state will change to COMPLETED and they will start receiving guardian notifications. A Guardian resource will also be created to represent the active guardian.

The request object must have the studentId and invitedEmailAddress fields set. Failing to set these fields, or setting any other fields in the request, will result in an error.

This method returns the following error codes:

  • PERMISSION_DENIED if the current user does not have permission to manage guardians, if the guardian in question has already rejected too many requests for that student, if guardians are not enabled for the domain in question, or for other access errors.
  • RESOURCE_EXHAUSTED if the student or guardian has exceeded the guardian link limit.
  • INVALID_ARGUMENT if the guardian email address is not valid (for example, if it is too long), or if the format of the student ID provided cannot be recognized (it is not an email address, nor a userId from this API). This error will also be returned if read-only fields are set, or if the state field is set to to a value other than PENDING.
  • NOT_FOUND if the student ID provided is a valid student ID, but Classroom has no record of that student.
  • ALREADY_EXISTS if there is already a pending guardian invitation for the student and invitedEmailAddress provided, or if the provided invitedEmailAddress matches the Google account of an existing Guardian for this user.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



ID of the student (in standard format)

Request body

The request body contains an instance of GuardianInvitation.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains a newly created instance of GuardianInvitation.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.