Defect #15874

REST API answers with error 500 when trying to create new user

Added by Andrey Tatarnikov about 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:REST API
Target version:-
Resolution:Invalid Affected version:2.3.3


I have to create new Redmine users from external source, so I want to use REST API.
First, I've created new user - `Automatics` with admin rights. After that I tried to call API from Chrome extension - Postman (HTTP request simulator).

Here is my request:

    "user": {
        "login": "jplang",
        "firstname": "Jean-Philippe",
        "lastname": "Lang",
        "mail": "",
        "password": "secret" 

And API answer is:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" 
    <title>Redmine 500 error</title>
font-family: Trebuchet MS,Georgia,"Times New Roman",serif;
        <h1>Internal error</h1>
        <p>An error occurred on the page you were trying to access.
            <br />
  If you continue to experience problems please contact your Redmine administrator for assistance.
        <p>If you are the Redmine administrator, check your log files for details about the error.</p>
            <a href="javascript:history.back()">Back</a>

I've enabled debug-level logging for Redmine, and log show this:

Started POST "/users.json?key=45fcdf639621f16020dac48f10cee94c545dfc69" for at 2014-01-15 16:56:10 +0400
Processing by UsersController#create as JSON
  Parameters: {"key"=>"45fcdf639621f16020dac48f10cee94c545dfc69"}
   (0.1ms)  SELECT MAX(`settings`.`updated_on`) AS max_id FROM `settings`
  Token Load (0.1ms)  SELECT `tokens`.* FROM `tokens` WHERE `tokens`.`action` = 'api' AND `tokens`.`value` = '45fcdf639621f16020dac48f10cee94c545dfc69' LIMIT 1
  User Load (0.1ms)  SELECT `users`.* FROM `users` WHERE `users`.`type` IN ('User', 'AnonymousUser') AND `users`.`id` = 109 LIMIT 1
  Current user: Automatics (id=109)
Completed 500 Internal Server Error in 4ms

NoMethodError (undefined method `[]' for nil:NilClass):
  app/controllers/users_controller.rb:89:in `create'

What's wrong and could I fix it somehow?

This is my environments:

  Redmine version                2.3.3.stable
  Ruby version                   1.9.3-p194 (2012-04-20) [x86_64-linux]
  Rails version                  3.2.13
  Environment                    production
  Database adapter               Mysql2
Redmine plugins:
  redmine_anonymous_watchers     0.1.0
  redmine_git_hosting            0.6.2
  redmine_plugin_views_revisions 0.0.1


#1 Updated by Andrey Tatarnikov about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

I forgot Content-type... :(
Now it works.

#2 Updated by Etienne Massip about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Priority changed from Urgent to Normal
  • Resolution set to Invalid

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