IDM 7.2.0

Users

User objects that are managed by IDM are called managed users.

For a JDBC repository, IDM stores managed users in the managedobjects table. A second table, managedobjectproperties, serves as the index table.

IDM provides RESTful access to managed users, at the context path /openidm/managed/user. You can add, change, and delete managed users using the admin UI or over the REST interface. To use the admin UI, select Manage > User.

If you are viewing users through the admin UI, the User List page supports specialized filtering with the Advanced Filter option. This lets you build many of the queries shown in Define and call data queries.

Managed users examples

The following examples show how to add, change, and delete users over the REST interface. For a reference of all managed user endpoints and actions, see the Managed users endpoint.

You can also use the REST API Explorer as a reference to the managed object REST API.

Some examples in this documentation use client-assigned IDs (such as bjensen and scarter) when creating objects because it makes the examples easier to read. If you create objects using the admin UI, they are created with server-assigned IDs (such as 55ef0a75-f261-47e9-a72b-f5c61c32d339). Generally, immutable server-assigned UUIDs are used in production environments.

Retrieve the IDs of all managed users in the repository

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request GET \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user?_queryFilter=true&_fields=_id"
{
  "result": [
    {
      "_id": "bjensen",
      "_rev": "0000000079b78ace"
    },
    {
      "_id": "scarter",
      "_rev": "0000000070e587a7"
    },
    ...
  ],
  ...
}

Query managed users for a specific user

The _queryFilter requires double quotes, or the URL-encoded equivalent (%22), around the search term. This example uses the URL-encoded equivalent:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request GET \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user?_queryFilter=userName+eq+%22scarter%22"
{
  "result": [
    {
      "_id": "scarter",
      "_rev": "0000000070e587a7",
      "userName": "scarter",
      "givenName": "Sam",
      "sn": "Carter",
      "telephoneNumber": "12345678",
      "active": "true",
      "mail": "scarter@example.com",
      "accountStatus": "active",
      "effectiveAssignments": [],
      "effectiveRoles": []
    }
  ],
  ...
}

This example uses single quotes around the URL to avoid conflicts with the double quotes around the search term:

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request GET \
'http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user?_queryFilter=userName+eq+"scarter"'
{
  "result": [
    {
      "_id": "scarter",
      "_rev": "0000000070e587a7",
      "userName": "scarter",
      "givenName": "Sam",
      "sn": "Carter",
      "telephoneNumber": "12345678",
      "active": "true",
      "mail": "scarter@example.com",
      "accountStatus": "active",
      "effectiveAssignments": [],
      "effectiveRoles": []
    }
  ],
  ...
}

Retrieve a managed user by their ID

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request GET \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user/scarter"
{
  "_id": "scarter",
  "_rev": "0000000070e587a7",
  "userName": "scarter",
  "givenName": "Sam",
  "sn": "Carter",
  "telephoneNumber": "12345678",
  "active": "true",
  "mail": "scarter@example.com",
  "accountStatus": "active",
  "effectiveAssignments": [],
  "effectiveRoles": []
}

Add a user with a specific user ID

curl \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--header "If-None-Match: *" \
--request PUT \
--data '{
  "userName": "bjackson",
  "sn": "Jackson",
  "givenName": "Barbara",
  "mail": "bjackson@example.com",
  "telephoneNumber": "082082082",
  "password": "Passw0rd"
}' \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user/bjackson"
{
  "_id": "bjackson",
  "_rev": "0000000055c185c5",
  "userName": "bjackson",
  "sn": "Jackson",
  "givenName": "Barbara",
  "mail": "bjackson@example.com",
  "telephoneNumber": "082082082",
  "accountStatus": "active",
  "effectiveAssignments": [],
  "effectiveRoles": []
}

Add a user with a system-generated ID

curl \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request POST \
--data '{
  "userName": "pjensen",
  "sn": "Jensen",
  "givenName": "Pam",
  "mail": "pjensen@example.com",
  "telephoneNumber": "082082082",
  "password": "Passw0rd"
}' \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user?_action=create"
{
  "_id": "9d92cdc8-8b22-4037-a344-df960ea66194",
  "_rev": "00000000a4bf9006",
  "userName": "pjensen",
  "sn": "Jensen",
  "givenName": "Pam",
  "mail": "pjensen@example.com",
  "telephoneNumber": "082082082",
  "accountStatus": "active",
  "effectiveAssignments": [],
  "effectiveRoles": []
}

Update a user

This example checks whether user bjensen exists, then replaces her telephone number with the new data provided in the request body:

curl \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request POST \
--data '[
  {
    "operation": "replace",
    "field": "/telephoneNumber",
    "value": "0763483726"
  }
]' \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user?_action=patch&_queryFilter=userName+eq+'bjackson'"
{
  "userName": "bjackson",
  "sn": "Jackson",
  "givenName": "Barbara",
  "mail": "bjackson@example.com",
  "telephoneNumber": "0763483726",
  "accountStatus": "active",
  "effectiveAssignments": [],
  "effectiveRoles": [],
  "_rev": "000000008c0f8617",
  "_id": "bjackson"
}

Delete a user

curl \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
--header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
--header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
--request DELETE \
"http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user/bjackson"
{
  "_id": "bjackson",
  "_rev": "000000008c0f8617",
  "userName": "bjackson",
  "sn": "Jackson",
  "givenName": "Barbara",
  "mail": "bjackson@example.com",
  "telephoneNumber": "0763483726",
  "accountStatus": "active",
  "effectiveAssignments": [],
  "effectiveRoles": []
}
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