Patch #4596

REST api fto get account info ?

Added by Jérémy Lal almost 13 years ago. Updated about 12 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-01-16
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:REST API
Target version:-


it could be very useful for other software that would want to authenticate against redmine,
to have /my/account.(json|xml) return account information (User.current).
Here's a small patch to provide this.

rest_account.diff Magnifier - patch against 0.9-stable (1.5 KB) Jérémy Lal, 2010-01-16 18:11

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #296: REST API Closed
Duplicates Redmine - Feature #6260: REST API for Users Closed 2010-09-01


#1 Updated by Eric Hollering over 12 years ago

+1 Definitely would like to see this.

#2 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 12 years ago

Sending the user's password hash in the response is not a good idea.

#3 Updated by Adam Kaplan over 12 years ago

Jean-Philippe Lang wrote:

Sending the user's password hash in the response is not a good idea.

I'm trying to get Redmine adopted by the NY Times and this API would be a critical step. I think a user information API would be very powerful feature:

  • Query for account existence
  • Ability to create an account stub
  • Retrieve core account info -- first, last, email

I'll create a more complex and secure patch based on the above.

#4 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang about 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

The REST API for Users was added in trunk and will be available in 1.1.

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