Create user using REST API



I am trying to creat user using REST API

curl -u admin:pass -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token:nocheck"  "https://localhost/rest/api/1.0/admin/users?"

but i keep getting the following error massage

{"errors":[{"context":null,"message":"A password must be provided to create a user.","exceptionName":null}]}

I have the password in the API call, what am i missing?

1 answer

1 accepted

0 vote
Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Apr 25, 2017

Hi Ray,

I think the problem lies with the URL encoding that's been used, try switching to using a literal ampersand (&) and not %26.

curl -u admin:pass -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token:nocheck"  "https://localhost/rest/api/1.0/admin/users?name=testuse&password=password&displayName=Test+User&"


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Piotr Plewa
Published Dec 27, 2017 in Bitbucket

Recipe: Deploying AWS Lambda functions with Bitbucket Pipelines

Bitbucket Pipelines helps me manage and automate a number of serverless deployments to AWS Lambda and this is how I do it. I'm building Node.js Lambda functions using node-lambda&nbsp...

1,764 views 1 5
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you