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Remove default space watch for new users via API


my goal is to remove the default space watch of newly created users.

so i managed to get space watchers and their affiliated account id by requesting:

GET /wiki/rest/api/space/SPACEKEY/watch


Followed by:

DELETE /wiki/rest/api/user/watch/space/SPACEKEY?accountid=ACCOUNTID

i'm getting status code 204 which is a sucess by documentation, but the user is not deleted from space watches.


Am i getting something wrong here? Is this a bug?

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Hi @t.lange

welcome to the Atlassian Community.

Your requests look quite fine, I‘ve just spotted one difference, comparing it to the documentation in the accountId parameter. The I is uppercase - depending on the implementation of the API, that might be the solution.


PS: I‘m replying from mobile currently, otherwise I‘d check myself.

Darryl Lee Community Leader Nov 09, 2021

Ooof, nevermind my overly long post. @Matthias Gaiser _K15t_ nailed it - it's the capital I. Doh.

Um, CLI is still a handy tool though. :-}

Like Matthias Gaiser _K15t_ likes this

Thanks both of you!

It worked out fine with capital "I" in the request.

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Darryl Lee Community Leader Nov 09, 2021

Whoops. Replied in the wrong question:

So I cheated and used Bob Swift's excellent Command-Line client. I think your issue is that you need add latest as part of the URL:

DELETE /wiki/rest/api/latest/user/watch/space/SPACEKEY?accountid=ACCOUNTID

When I used its removeWatch command with verbose (-v) enabled, I saw this:

% acli wiki -v --action removeWatch --space HELP --userId ACCOUNTID
URL requested:
Request type: DELETE
Content type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Response code: 204, message: No Content, url:

When I tried to replicate this using the renderRequest command (because I hate dealing with authentication tokens), the key thing to make it work was getting the Content type correct:

% acli wiki -v --action renderRequest --type "JSON" --requestType DELETE --request 'rest/api/latest/user/watch/space/HELP?accountId=ACCOUNTID'

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