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User Resource

Creates and provides information on users.

If a user’s profile is private, the fields email, first_name, last_name, and fullname will be omitted for non-staff users.


Name user
URI /api/users/{username}/
Token Policy ID user
HTTP Methods
  • GET - Retrieve information on a registered user.
Parent Resource User List Resource
Child Resources
Anonymous Access Yes, if anonymous site access is enabled



HTML for rendering the avatar at specified sizes. This is only populated if using ?render-avatars-at=... for GET requests or render_avatars_at=... for POST requests.

Added in 3.0.14

avatar_urlString Deprecated

The URL for an avatar representing the user, if available.

Added in 1.6.14

Deprecated in 3.0


The URLs for an avatar representing the user, if available.

Added in 3.0

emailString The user’s e-mail address
first_nameString The user’s first name.
fullnameString The user’s full name (first and last).
idInteger The numeric ID of the user.

Whether or not the user is active. Inactive usersare not able to log in or make changes to Review Board.

Added in 2.5.9

last_nameString The user’s last name.
urlString The URL to the user’s page on the site. This is deprecated and will be removed in a future version.
usernameString The user’s username.


Retrieve information on a registered user.

This mainly returns some basic information (username, full name, e-mail address) and links to that user’s root Watched Items resource, which is used for keeping track of the groups and review requests that the user has “starred”.

Request Parameters

render-avatars-atString A comma-separated list of avatar pixel sizes to render. Renders for each specified size be available in the avatars_html dictionary. If not provided, avatars will not be rendered.


100 - Does Not ExistHTTP 404 - Not Found Object does not exist
101 - Permission DeniedHTTP 403 - Forbidden You don’t have permission for this
103 - Not Logged InHTTP 401 - Unauthorized You are not logged in
105 - Invalid Form DataHTTP 400 - Bad Request One or more fields had errors
112 - OAuth2 Missing Scope ErrorHTTP 403 - Forbidden Your OAuth2 token lacks the necessary scopes for this request.
113 - OAuth2 Access Denied ErrorHTTP 403 - Forbidden OAuth2 token access for this resource is prohibited.



$ curl http://reviews.example.com/apiadmin/ -H "Accept: application/json"
Vary: Accept, Cookie
ETag: 0de9de0188c7c043bba4030225c6664346130c86
Content-Type: application/vnd.reviewboard.org.user+json
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
  "stat": "ok", 
  "user": {
    "avatar_html": null, 
    "avatar_url": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=48&d=mm", 
    "avatar_urls": {
      "1x": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=48&d=mm", 
      "2x": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=96&d=mm", 
      "3x": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=144&d=mm"
    "email": "admin@example.com", 
    "first_name": "Admin", 
    "fullname": "Admin User", 
    "id": 1, 
    "is_active": true, 
    "last_name": "User", 
    "links": {
      "api_tokens": {
        "href": "http://reviews.example.com/api/users/admin/api-tokens/", 
        "method": "GET"
      "archived_review_requests": {
        "href": "http://reviews.example.com/api/users/admin/archived-review-requests/", 
        "method": "GET"
      "muted_review_requests": {
        "href": "http://reviews.example.com/api/users/admin/muted-review-requests/", 
        "method": "GET"
      "self": {
        "href": "http://reviews.example.com/api/users/admin/", 
        "method": "GET"
      "user_file_attachments": {
        "href": "http://reviews.example.com/api/users/admin/user-file-attachments/", 
        "method": "GET"
      "watched": {
        "href": "http://reviews.example.com/api/users/admin/watched/", 
        "method": "GET"
    "url": "/users/admin/", 
    "username": "admin"