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How to get user key in Confluence cloud?

Hana Kučerová Community Leader May 13, 2021

Hi everybody,

when I do full XML export of space from Confluence cloud, there are definitions of users, something like:

<object class="ConfluenceUserImpl" package="com.atlassian.confluence.user">
<id name="key"><![CDATA[user_key]]></id>
<property name="name"><![CDATA[user_email]]></property>
<property name="lowerName"><![CDATA[user_email]]></property>
<property name="atlassianAccountId"><![CDATA[user_account_id]]></property>
</object>

Are you aware of any other (ideally easier) way how to get the user_key other then XML export?

It is possible to get this information from REST API in server using endpoint /rest/api/user?username=user_username (there's userKey param in the response), but when I use cloud endpoint /wiki/rest/api/user?accountId=user_accountId, this information is missing in the response.

I also tried to find it somewhere in the admin section in user's profile etc., but no luck.

Thank you very much!

1 answer

Hi @Hana Kučerová , I don't think you can get it using REST API. There is a deprecation notice which describes where and why the username and userkey attributes are removed:

https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/confluence/deprecation-notice-user-privacy-api-migration-guide/

Hana Kučerová Community Leader May 13, 2021

Thanks @Martin Bayer _MoroSystems_ s_r_o__ .

So it looks like I will need to use the XML export. Not nice, but I can live with it :-). I just wanted to be sure I'm not missing something.

NP :), and can you share the use case in which you need user key?

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