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Users

Directus Users are the individual accounts that let you authenticate into the API and App. Each user belongs to a Role which defines its granular Permissions. Learn more about Users.

The User Object

id uuid
Primary key of the user.

first_name string
First name of the user.

last_name string
Last name of the user.

email string
Email address of the user.

password hash
Password of the user.

location string
Location of the user.

title string
Title of the user.

description string
Description of the user.

tags array
Tags for the user.

avatar many-to-one
Avatar file. Many-to-one to files.

language string
Language the Admin App is rendered in. See our Crowdin page for all available languages and translations.

appearance string
One of auto, light, dark.

theme_light string
Theme to use in light mode.

theme_dark string
Theme to use in dark mode.

theme_light_overrides json
Customization for light theme in use.

theme_dark_overrides json
Customization for dark theme in use.

tfa_secret string
When TFA is enabled, this holds the secret key for it.

status string
Status of the user. One of draft, invited, active, suspended, archived.

role uuid
Role of the user. Many-to-one to roles.

token string
Static access token for the user.

last_access date
Last time the user accessed the API.

last_page string
Last page in the app the user used.

provider string
What auth provider was used to register this user.

external_identifier string
Primary key of the user in the third party authentication provider, if used.

auth_data json
Required data about the user as provided by the third party auth provider, if used.

email_notifications boolean
When this is enabled, the user will receive emails for notifications.

json
{
	"id": "0bc7b36a-9ba9-4ce0-83f0-0a526f354e07",
	"first_name": "Admin",
	"last_name": "User",
	"email": "admin@example.com",
	"password": "**********",
	"location": "New York City",
	"title": "CTO",
	"description": null,
	"tags": null,
	"avatar": null,
	"language": "en-US",
	"appearance": "auto",
	"tfa_secret": null,
	"status": "active",
	"role": "653925a9-970e-487a-bfc0-ab6c96affcdc",
	"token": null,
	"last_access": "2021-02-05T10:18:13-05:00",
	"last_page": "/settings/roles/653925a9-970e-487a-bfc0-ab6c96affcdc"
}
{
	"id": "0bc7b36a-9ba9-4ce0-83f0-0a526f354e07",
	"first_name": "Admin",
	"last_name": "User",
	"email": "admin@example.com",
	"password": "**********",
	"location": "New York City",
	"title": "CTO",
	"description": null,
	"tags": null,
	"avatar": null,
	"language": "en-US",
	"appearance": "auto",
	"tfa_secret": null,
	"status": "active",
	"role": "653925a9-970e-487a-bfc0-ab6c96affcdc",
	"token": null,
	"last_access": "2021-02-05T10:18:13-05:00",
	"last_page": "/settings/roles/653925a9-970e-487a-bfc0-ab6c96affcdc"
}

List Users

List all users that exist in Directus.

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Response

An array of up to limit user objects. If no items are available, data will be an empty array.

Example

Retrieve a User

List an existing user by primary key.

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Response

Returns the requested user object.

Example

Retrieve the Current User

Retrieve the currently authenticated user.

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Response

Returns the user object for the currently authenticated user.

Example

Update the Current User

Update the authenticated user.

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Response

Returns the updated user object for the authenticated user.

Example

Create a User

Create a new user

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Request Body

A partial user object.

email and password are required to authenticate with the default authentication provider.

Response

Returns the user object for the created user.

Example

Create Multiple Users

Create multiple new users

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Request Body

An array of partial user objects.

email and password are required.

Response

Returns the user objects for the created users.

Example

Update a User

Update an existing user.

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Request Body

A partial user object.

Response

Returns the user object for the updated user.

Example

Update Multiple Users

Update multiple existing users.

Request

Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

Request Body

keys Required
Array of primary keys of the users you'd like to update.

data Required
Any of the user object's properties.

Response

Returns the user objects for the updated users.

Example

Delete a User

Delete an existing user.

Request

Response

Empty body.

Example

Delete Multiple Users

Delete multiple existing users.

Request

Request Body

An array of user primary keys

Response

Empty body.

Example

Register a new User

Register a new user.

Request

Request Body

email Required
Email for the new user.

password Required
Password for the new user.

first_name
First name for the new user.

last_name
Last name for the new user.

Response

Empty body.

Example

Verify Registered Email

Verify the registered email address. The register user endpoint sends the email a link for verification.

This link includes a token, which is then used to activate the registered user.

Request

Query Parameters

token Required
Emailed registration token.

Response

Empty body.

Example

Invite a new User

Invite a new user by email.

Request

Request Body

email Required
User email to invite.

role Required
Role of the new user.

invite_url
Provide a custom invite url which the link in the email will lead to. The invite token will be passed as a parameter.
Note: You need to configure the USER_INVITE_URL_ALLOW_LIST environment variable to enable this feature.

Response

Empty body.

Example

Accept User Invite

Accept your invite. The invite user endpoint sends the email a link to the Admin App.

This link includes a token, which is then used to activate the invited user.

Request

Request Body

token Required
Accept invite token.

password Required
Password for the user.

Response

Empty body.

Example

Generate Two-Factor Authentication Secret

Generates a secret and returns the URL to be used in an authenticator app.

Request

Request Body

password Required
The user's password.

Response

secret string
OTP secret to be saved in the authenticator app.

otpauth_url string
otpauth:// formatted URL. Can be rendered as QR code and used in most authenticator apps.

Example

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Adds a TFA secret to the user account.

Request

Request Body

secret Required
The TFA secret from tfa/generate.

otp Required
OTP generated with the secret, to recheck if the user has a correct TFA setup

Response

Empty response.

Example

Disable Two-Factor Authentication

Disables two-factor authentication by removing the OTP secret from the user.

Request

Request Body

otp Required
One-time password generated by the authenticator app.

Response

Empty response.

Example