The Ning API respects the privacy settings of your content. There are 3 different visibility settings for content items:
- All members of your site can view the content item
- Only members you have added as friends on the site can view the content item
- Only the creator of the content item can view it
The privacy settings for a site does not apply to the Ning API (only the visibility settings of content items applies). This is done because you must be a member of the site to use the API. Members of a Ning Network can can already see the content on a private site, so custom functionality and code they interact with should be able to do the same.
Additional notes about visibility settings¶
Currently the friends visibility setting is treated the same as the me visibility setting.
An exception to the visibility rules is made for the Network Creator. The Network Creator can see all content, regardless of visibility settings. At this time. Network administrators and content moderators are unable to see private content.