With the upcoming depreciation of session based authentication, how does one recommend making a rest call to the /admin/rest/um/1/user/ endpoint to retrieve user information? Specifically, I am looking to get the productPresenceList response of a user query programatically to keep track of last activity dates.
You should be able to just replace wherever you're inserting a password with an API token that you generate from the web interface. The advantage of tokens is that they can be revoked individually without having to change the password on the account. You can use different tokens in different applications and they won't affect one another. You can also see the last time each individual token was used.
Check out our KB article on creating and using tokens. For most scripting languages, you should be able to just paste in a new API token to where you've currently got a password saved.
While I am aware of token based authorization, it appears I am unable to make a call to any /admin/rest/um/1/user/ endpoint without a valid cloud.session.token. Attempting calls to this endpoint using token based authorization always returns a 401 status and a return body of "User failed to authenticate"
I can confirm that I'm also seeing 401's to that endpoint despite the same token working elsewhere for other calls. I've reached out for some more info about this endpoint as it's not documented, which means it's not supported. My guess is that at some point this was posted as an experimental API but then pulled from public view, or that it's always been a private API endpoint that someone reverse-engineered. Given that we're constantly working at reducing security exposure, someone could have easily decided to not extend token-based authentication to that endpoint since it probably wasn't public to start with (and the cookie/password based authentication is about to be pulled).
Since it's not public, there isn't an onus on the developers to "fix" it so that tokens work. I can see how that's frustrating as the info at that endpoint would be really handy to identify inactive users and recover their licenses. Furthermore, there aren't any Cloud add-ons in the Marketplace that help identify/deactivate inactive users, making it a super bummer.
As a workaround you can manually sort the list in the UI (described in this article). Not as slick as a script but it looks like it's the only option once that undocumented endpoint goes fully private.
Thank you for your reply. To give more clarity, this endpoint is the same one that Jira User Management page is calling to gather its data in the web browser via the UI. I am simply trying to recreate its actions via rest call. Ex: Going to the https:<mydomain>/admin/users/ via administration panel will call :
I am simply recreating that call via rest client.
In the past, this call required a session token created to work, and that is what was used.
I just want to be proactive in that a bulk of automation will go down due to not having a proper replacement for these endpoints.
I've just been in touch with the Atlassian ID development team. They've re-iterated that the endpoint is not a public API.
They also said that you could continue using it if you generate session tokens manually and respect any updates to them via Set-Cookie headers (although programatic acquisition of session tokens is being phased out). That's not to say it couldn't get pulled out from under you in the future though.
You could raise a feature request on jira.atlassian.com for a public endpoint for this. For more information about how Atlassian prioritizes feature requests made on jira.atlassian.com, check out this Community post.
As another semi-option, you could also grab details from the User Export. Still not as nice as a public endpoint, but it's something.
Learn how to use two new reports for next-gen projects in Jira Cloud: Cumulative flow diagram and Sprint burndown chart. Ivan Teong, Product Manager, Jira Software, demos the Cumulative ...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find an event
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.Host an event
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events