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users/{userid}/properties (GET)


Retrieve the properties associated with a user

  • REST Method: GET
  • Method Access: public

Uri Parameters

Name Type Description
userid string either an integer user ID, "current", or "=" followed by a double uri-encoded user name

Query Parameters

Name Type Description
redirects int? If zero, do not follow page redirects.
names string? Comma separated list of names of properties to return. The entire value should be URI encoded including the commas. Use '*' at the start or end of a name for wildcard matches. Default: all properties
contentcutoff int? Only show property content shorter than this number of bytes. Default: 2048
authenticate bool? Force authentication for request (default: false)

Return Codes

Name Value Description
OK 200 The request completed successfully
Bad Request 400 Invalid input parameter or request body
Forbidden 403 ADMIN access is required to access other user's properties
Not Found 404 Requested user could not be found

Message Format

Response is a list of the standard property xml blocks.

<properties count="{int}" href="{uri}">
 <property name="{text}" href="{uri}" etag="{text}">
  <contents type="{text}" href="{uri}">{text}</contents>
  <user.modified id="{int}" href="{uri}">

Implementation Notes

  • A user may only read their own properties. Admins can read anyones users properties.

C# Code Sample: Retrieve User Properties

The following code authenticates and retrieves all properties belonging to the sysop user.

Sample Code

Plug p = Plug.New("http://devwiki/@api/deki"); 
p.At("users", "authenticate")
 .WithCredentials("sysop", "password").Get(); 
XDoc props = p.At("users", "current", "properties")

Sample Response from executing Code

<properties count="1" href="http://devwiki/@api/deki/users/1/properties">
  <property name="myprop" href="http://devwiki/@api/deki/users/1/properties/myprop/info" etag="4465.r2_ts2009-03-20T23:52:50Z">
    <contents type="text/plain" href="http://devwiki/@api/deki/users/1/properties/myprop">new value for property</contents>
    <user.modified id="1" href="http://devwiki/@api/deki/users/1">
    <change-description>description of change</change-description>

Curl Code Sample: Retrieve User Properties

The following command retrieves a list of all user properties associated with user "foo:

Sample Code

curl -u username:password -i http://mindtouch.address/@api/deki/users/=foo/properties

Sample Response from executing Code

Data returned for a user with 1 associated property:

Content-Type: application/xml

<properties count="1" href="">
  <property name="foo" href="" etag="116.r1_ts2010-02-02T22:47:40Z">
    <contents type="text/plain" size="3" href="">bar</contents>
    <user.modified id="1" href="">

Implementation notes 

curl flags

Provides external user authentication.
Outputs the HTTP response headers. Useful for debugging.


ADMIN permission is required to execute above command unless an authenticated user performs a property list request on themselves.


To view a list of all users, follow the instructions here.


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