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Dashboard Admin API Users

Warning

In a production environment, you will need to change the default admin_Secret value that is called by the admin-auth header in your tyk_analytics.conf file. This is located in /opt/tyk-dashboard.

Get User

Property Description
Resource URL /admin/users/{USER_ID}
Method GET
Type None
Body None
Param None

Sample Request

GET /admin/users/54bd0ad9ff4329b88985aafb HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:3000
admin-auth: 12345

Sample Response

{
  "api_model": {},
  "first_name": "Test",
  "last_name": "User",
  "email_address": "[email protected]",
  "password": "",
  "org_id": "54b53d3aeba6db5c35000002",
  "active": true,
  "id": "54bd0ad9ff4329b88985aafb",
  "access_key": "f81ee6f0c8f2467d539c132c8a422346"
}

Add user

When you add a new user, they are created without a password being set. After adding a user, you need to use the Set Password call to set a password using the user-id created.

Property Description
Resource URL /admin/users
Method POST
Type None
Body User Object
Param None

Sample Request

POST /admin/users HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:3000
admin-auth: 12345

{
  "org_id": "5d15d3068ba30a0001621bfe",
  "first_name": "Jason",
  "last_name": "Jasonson",
  "email_address": "[email protected]",
  "active": true,
  "user_permissions": { "IsAdmin": "admin" }
}

Note

You can also create a user without an org_id. This will create a “Super User”, who has global access to all APIs, Policies, etc, for all organisations created within Tyk.

Sample Response

{
  "Status": "OK",
  "Message": "e5485fa02e12425974e1220e1636e4d0",
  "Meta": {
    "api_model": {},
    "first_name": "Jason",
    "last_name": "user",
    "email_address": "[email protected]",
    "org_id": "",
    "active": true,
    "id": "5d55378edd4b9e9c308e87da",
    "access_key": "e5485fa02e12425974e1220e1636e4d0",
    "user_permissions": {
      "IsAdmin": "admin"
    },
    "group_id": "",
    "password_max_days": 0,
    "password_updated": "0001-01-01T00:00:00Z",
    "PWHistory": [],
    "created_at": "2019-08-15T10:44:30.784Z"
  }
}

Update User

You need to have the users Permission object set to write to use Update User.

Property Description
Resource URL /admin/users/{USER_ID}
Method PUT
Type None
Body User Object
Param None

Sample Request

PUT /admin/users/54c25e845d932847067402e2 HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost:3000
admin-auth: 12345

{
  "first_name": "Jason",
  "last_name": "File",
  "email_address": "[email protected]",
  "active": true,
  "password": "plaintext_password",
  "user_permissions": { "IsAdmin": "admin" }
}

Sample Response

{
  "Status": "OK",
  "Message": "User created",
  "Meta": ""
}