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How do I access the profile information using the Rest API?

In our user profiles we can add skills that we have and our current and last areas of work to our profile.

My goal is to go over all the user profiles and to extract that information. I can reach my personal site using the rest API quite well, but can't seem to get to the profile site.

I've tried

  • /rest/mobile/1.0/profile/"username"
  • /rest/api/user?username="username"

But it does not give me every information on the site.

Name, department, mail adress is all there, but that's about it. No expertise sections. Is there any way to do this?

Or are those fields somehow blocked by default?


2 answers

Hi Hugo,

I think the REST API built into our app User Profiles for Confluence.
It gives read-only to all profile elements.

With our app it is possible to create all kinds of profile fields which can also be synchronized using LDAP.

We tried to keep as close as possible to the REST-Guidelines of Atlassian. So if you are familiar with the REST API of Confluence, it should be quite easy for you to consume our API.
With it, you can get information about a specific element or even the list of options available in that element. 
And you can also get the data from the profile element of a specific user.
For more information see our documentation on it.

If you have any question or need help feel free to contact us.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Kind Regards

Communardo Support

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Davin Studer Community Leader Nov 10, 2020

An expertise field is not a default part of user profiles in Confluence. Do you by chance have an app that is adding that functionality? If so, you would need to see if the app has a REST APIthat exposes that data. Atlassian released APIs will not include data from third party apps.

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