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get the list of all users with confluence api - how to Edited


I tried to do smth like confluence/rest/api/user?username=a and username=* and some other cases but it shows an error

No user found with key : null

so is the key the must parameter?

and is there a wildcard  for any parameter so I could get the list of all users

or any other way I could do it?

any help would be really appreciated

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miikhy Community Leader Jan 09, 2019


The documentation mentions that a parameter is required and there is no known wildcard option. That being said, the usual trick I use is to query the confluence-users group members which list all users having access:


You can also create a group with all users even unlicensed and use the same endpoint.

Feels like a workaround but it's working well!

Hope it helps!


Hi @miikhy

Thanks for your answer. I tried the exact query you sent but It returns admin user only, did I misunderstood you and there are some extra things/steps I need to do?

miikhy Community Leader Jan 09, 2019

Hi @mzhydenko,

Have you tried adding ?limit=500 to get more results?

Also, the group name in the URL is the group you're browsing, are non-admin users members of this group? Just tried it locally and it worked well :(


Like mzhydenko likes this

Thank you @miikhy!

I`ll try that and hope it`ll work for me too.

Have a nice day :)

miikhy Community Leader Jan 09, 2019


Keep us posted!


This worked for me, thank you so much!

I did want to point out though that confluence-users is the default user group that gets some one access, but it could be something else if configured so. for instance, my company uses the group atlassian-users to grant access to Confluence, JIRA, and BitBucket.

I know I'm a bit late to the party but you future reference. There is one more way to get a list of all users without specifying the limi by making a get request to the  following end point: 


This will return you all the users. I hope this helps :)  

Yes it helps !
It works file with Jira Server v8.5.
Thank you for this trick.

I will be surprised if the end point worked for Jira as I mentioned, this endpoint is for confluence, having said that I haven't tried it for Jira. Just to reconfirm, it did work for you when you tried it for Jira and not confluence, right?  

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