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Unable to update member using REST API

When I tried to update a member, I got the result 401 "unauthorized member permission requested.".

The request I used to update the member is



The token has been generated using the API,write,account&response_type=token&name={app_name}&key={app_key}


While generating token do we need to add any other scope to get the necessary access rights?

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Felix Atlassian Team Oct 01, 2020

Consent tokens, like the ones obtained via /1/authorize, are not allowed to modify member fields, like fullName, initials, username, or locale.

Only "authentication" tokens, like a web session cookie, are allowed to make these kinds of updates.

This is to ensure that updates to a member's profile and preferences are only made by the member themselves, and third-party applications don't override a member's personal preferences, or how a member appears to others in Trello.

If you provide some more info around your use-case, maybe we can find an alternative solution?

Hope this helps,


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