Instruction set for users

Add a new user

Create a new user on the Nextcloud server. Authentication is done by sending a basic HTTP authentication header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users

  • HTTP method: POST
  • POST argument: userid - string, the required username for the new user
  • POST argument: password - string, the password for the new user, leave empty to send welcome mail
  • POST argument: displayName - string, the display name for the new user
  • POST argument: email - string, the email for the nex user, required if password empty
  • POST argulent: groups - array, the groups for the new user
  • POST argument: subadmin - array, the groups in wich the new user is subadmin
  • POST argument: quota - string, quota for the new user
  • POST argument: language - string, language for the new user

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - invalid input data
  • 102 - username already exists
  • 103 - unknown error occurred whilst adding the user
  • 104 - group does not exist
  • 105 - insufficient privileges for group
  • 106 - no group specified (required for subadmins)
  • 107 - all errors that contain a hint - for example “Password is among the 1,000,000 most common ones. Please make it unique.” (this code was added in 12.0.6 & 13.0.1)
  • 108 - password and email empty. Must set password or an email
  • 109 - invitation email cannot be send

Example

$ curl -X POST http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users -d userid="Frank" -d password="frankspassword"
  • Creates the user Frank with password frankspassword
  • optionally groups can be specified by one or more groups[] query parameters: URL -d groups[]="admin" -D groups[]="Team1"

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
 <meta>
  <status>ok</status>
  <statuscode>100</statuscode>
  <message/>
 </meta>
 <data/>
</ocs>

Search/get users

Retrieves a list of users from the Nextcloud server. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users

  • HTTP method: GET
  • url arguments: search - string, optional search string
  • url arguments: limit - int, optional limit value
  • url arguments: offset - int, optional offset value

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful

Example

$ curl -X GET http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users?search=Frank
  • Returns list of users matching the search string.

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data>
    <users>
      <element>Frank</element>
     </users>
  </data>
</ocs>

Get data of a single user

Retrieves information about a single user. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}

  • HTTP method: GET

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful

Example

$ curl -X GET http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank
  • Returns information on the user Frank

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data>
    <enabled>true</enabled>
    <id>Frank</id>
    <quota>0</quota>
    <email>frank@example.org</email>
    <displayname>Frank K.</displayname>
    <phone>0123 / 456 789</phone>
    <address>Foobar 12, 12345 Town</address>
    <website>https://nextcloud.com</website>
    <twitter>Nextcloud</twitter>
    <groups>
     <element>group1</element>
     <element>group2</element>
    </groups>
  </data>
</ocs>

Edit data of a single user

Edits attributes related to a user. Users are able to edit email, displayname and password; admins can also edit the quota value. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}

  • HTTP method: PUT
  • PUT argument: key, the field to edit:
    • email
    • quota
    • displayname
    • display (deprecated use displayname instead)
    • phone
    • address
    • website
    • twitter
    • password
  • PUT argument: value, the new value for the field

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - user not found
  • 102 - invalid input data

Examples

$ curl -X PUT http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank -d key="email" -d value="franksnewemail@example.org"
  • Updates the email address for the user Frank
$ curl -X PUT http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank -d key="quota" -d value="100MB"
  • Updates the quota for the user Frank

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Disable a user

Disables a user on the Nextcloud server so that the user cannot login anymore. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/disable

  • HTTP method: PUT

Statuscodes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - failure

Example

$ curl -X PUT http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/disable
  • Disables the user Frank

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <status>ok</status>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <message/>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Enable a user

Enables a user on the Nextcloud server so that the user can login again. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/enable

  • HTTP method: PUT

Statuscodes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - failure

Example

$ curl -X PUT http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/enable
  • Enables the user Frank

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <status>ok</status>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <message/>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Delete a user

Deletes a user from the Nextcloud server. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}

  • HTTP method: DELETE

Statuscodes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - failure

Example

$ curl -X DELETE http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank
  • Deletes the user Frank

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Get user’s groups

Retrieves a list of groups the specified user is a member of. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/groups

  • HTTP method: GET

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful

Example

$ curl -X GET http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/groups
  • Retrieves a list of groups of which Frank is a member

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data>
    <groups>
      <element>admin</element>
      <element>group1</element>
    </groups>
  </data>
</ocs>

Add user to group

Adds the specified user to the specified group. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/groups

  • HTTP method: POST
  • POST argument: groupid, string - the group to add the user to

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - no group specified
  • 102 - group does not exist
  • 103 - user does not exist
  • 104 - insufficient privileges
  • 105 - failed to add user to group

Example

$ curl -X POST http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/groups -d groupid="newgroup"
  • Adds the user Frank to the group newgroup

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Remove user from group

Removes the specified user from the specified group. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/groups

  • HTTP method: DELETE
  • DELETE argument: groupid, string - the group to remove the user from

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - no group specified
  • 102 - group does not exist
  • 103 - user does not exist
  • 104 - insufficient privileges
  • 105 - failed to remove user from group

Example

$ curl -X DELETE http://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/groups -d groupid="newgroup"
  • Removes the user Frank from the group newgroup

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Promote user to subadmin

Makes a user the subadmin of a group. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/subadmins

  • HTTP method: POST
  • POST argument: groupid, string - the group of which to make the user a subadmin

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - user does not exist
  • 102 - group does not exist
  • 103 - unknown failure

Example

$ curl -X POST https://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/subadmins -d groupid="group"
  • Makes the user Frank a subadmin of the group group

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Demote user from subadmin

Removes the subadmin rights for the user specified from the group specified. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/subadmins

  • HTTP method: DELETE
  • DELETE argument: groupid, string - the group from which to remove the user’s subadmin rights

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - user does not exist
  • 102 - user is not a subadmin of the group / group does not exist
  • 103 - unknown failure

Example

$ curl -X DELETE https://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/subadmins -d groupid="oldgroup"
  • Removes Frank's subadmin rights from the oldgroup group

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
    <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <status>ok</status>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>

Get user’s subadmin groups

Returns the groups in which the user is a subadmin. Authentication is done by sending a Basic HTTP Authorization header.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/subadmins

  • HTTP method: GET

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - user does not exist
  • 102 - unknown failure

Example

$ curl -X GET https://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/subadmins
  • Returns the groups of which Frank is a subadmin

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
      <status>ok</status>
      <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <message/>
  </meta>
  <data>
    <element>testgroup</element>
  </data>
</ocs>

Resend the welcome email

The request to this endpoint triggers the welcome email for this user again.

Syntax: ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/{userid}/welcome

  • HTTP method: POST

Status codes:

  • 100 - successful
  • 101 - email address not available
  • 102 - sending email failed

Example

$ curl -X POST https://admin:secret@example.com/ocs/v1.php/cloud/users/Frank/welcome
  • Sends the welcome email to Frank

XML output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ocs>
  <meta>
      <status>ok</status>
      <statuscode>100</statuscode>
    <message/>
  </meta>
  <data/>
</ocs>