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Reliable method to retrieve AccountID based on username/email


Hi, with the new GDPR changes that is removing username from API calls - What is a reliable way to retrieve the account ID based on their email or username? Our application has a list of the users' emails/usernames. We need a way to get the accountID from emails/usernames.

Following up from this post:

It was suggested that we make these calls:

GET /rest/api/3/user (will stop working with username)

GET /rest/api/3/user/bulk/migration

New V3 also has this call

However, user call will stop allowing querying with username and user/bulk/migration is marked as Experimental. My question is if the Experimental method will be kept on permanently? Or will it be removed?

Thank you!

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 10, 2021

Hi @Adeline Chew , did you find the solution for this? I came across this post recently that may help you as well - Get-accountId-after-updating-account-using-PUT 

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