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Operations with Specific User

This resource lets you work with user settings in YouTrack.

Resource

/api/users/{userID}

Returned entity

User. For the description of the entity attributes, see Supported Fields section.

Supported methods

User attributes

Represents a user in YouTrack. Please note that the read-only properties of a user account, like credentials, or email and so on, you can only change in Hub REST API.

Related Resources

Below you can find the list of resources that let you work with this entity.

Attributes

This table describes attributes of the User entity.

  • To receive an attribute in the response from the server, specify it explicitly in the fields request parameter.

  • To update an attribute, provide it in the body of a POST request.

Field

Type

Description

id

String

The ID of the user. Read-only.

login

String

The login of the user. Read-only.

fullName

String

The full name of the user as seen in their profile. Read-only.

email

String

The email address of the user. Read-only. Can be null.

ringId

String

ID of the user in Hub. You can use this ID for operations in Hub, and for matching users between YouTrack and Hub. Read-only. Can be null.

guest

Boolean

Indicates whether the user is guest. Read-only.

online

Boolean

Indicates whether the user is currently online. Read-only.

banned

Boolean

Indicates whether the user is banned. Read-only.

tags

Array of Tags

Tags that belong to this user. Read-only.

savedQueries

Array of SavedQueries

Saved searches that belong to this user. Read-only.

avatarUrl

String

The URL of the user avatar. Read-only.

profiles

UserProfiles

The profiles of the user. Read-only.

Read a Specific User

Read settings of the YouTrack profile of the specific user.

Requires permissions: Read User Basic

Required permissions

No permissions are required for reading basic information, for accessing all data requires Read User permission.

Request syntax

GET /api/users/{userID}?{fields}

{userID}

Database ID of the user in YouTrack.

Request parameters

Parameter

Type

Description

fields

String

A list of User attributes that should be returned in the response. If no field is specified, only the entityID is returned.

Sample 1

This sample shows GET request from a user with restricted permissions.

Sample request

https://example.youtrack.cloud/api/users/1-3?fields=name,login,banned,email,guest,online,tags(id,name,issues(idReadable)),savedQueries(name,issues(idReadable))

Sample response body

{ "savedQueries": [], "tags": [], "online": false, "login": "jane.doe", "banned": false, "name": "Jane Doe", "$type": "User" }

Sample 2

This sample shows the same request but executed by a user with admin permissions.

Sample request

https://example.youtrack.cloud/api/users/1-3?fields=name,login,banned,email,guest,online,tags(id,name,issues(idReadable)),savedQueries(name,issues(idReadable))

Sample response body

{ "savedQueries": [], "email": "jane.doe@example.com", "tags": [ { "issues": [ { "idReadable": "SP-32", "$type": "Issue" } ], "name": "Star", "id": "6-0", "$type": "Tag" }, { "issues": [], "name": "Nice task", "id": "6-9", "$type": "Tag" }, { "issues": [], "name": "Dangerous", "id": "6-10", "$type": "Tag" } ], "online": false, "guest": false, "login": "jane.doe", "banned": false, "name": "Jane Doe", "$type": "User" }

Sample 3

You can also use the login of the user instead of the database ID in a request URI. This sample shows how to read a user by their login.

Sample request

https://example.youtrack.cloud/api/users/john.smith?fields=name,login,banned,email,guest,online

Sample response body

{ "login": "john.smith", "guest": false, "banned": false, "email": "john.smith@example.com", "online": false, "name": "John Smith", "$type": "User" }
Last modified: 8 February 2024