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Create user endpoint doesn't set email, groups and roles

  • 29 September 2021
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Hi,

I’m  using looker api v3.1. I’m trying to create a user with “POST/api/3.1/users” endpoint. It returns successful, but it doesn’t set user’s email, groups and roles. Email and roles are returning as null, groups field is not what I’ve sent.

Am I missing something? My request and responses are below:

Request:

{
"email": "sample@email.com",
"first_name": "Jhon",
"is_disabled": false,
"last_name": "Doe",
"group_ids": [3],
"role_ids": [5],
"credentials_email": {
"email": "sample@email.com",
"is_disabled": false,
"type": "email",
"forced_password_reset_at_next_login": false
}
}

Response:

{
"avatar_url": "https://gravatar.lookercdn.com/avatar/d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e?s=156&d=blank",
"avatar_url_without_sizing": "https://gravatar.lookercdn.com/avatar/d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e?d=blank",
"credentials_api3": [],
"credentials_email": null,
"credentials_embed": [],
"credentials_google": null,
"credentials_ldap": null,
"credentials_looker_openid": null,
"credentials_oidc": null,
"credentials_saml": null,
"credentials_totp": null,
"email": null,
"first_name": "Jhon",
"home_space_id": "1",
"id": 15,
"last_name": "Doe",
"locale": "en",
"looker_versions": [],
"models_dir_validated": null,
"personal_space_id": 20,
"ui_state": null,
"embed_group_space_id": null,
"home_folder_id": "1",
"personal_folder_id": 20,
"presumed_looker_employee": false,
"sessions": [],
"verified_looker_employee": false,
"roles_externally_managed": false,
"allow_direct_roles": true,
"allow_normal_group_membership": true,
"allow_roles_from_normal_groups": true,
"display_name": "Jhon Doe",
"group_ids": [
1
],
"is_disabled": false,
"role_ids": [],
"url": "https://localhost:19999/api/3.1/users/15",
"can": {
"show": true,
"index": true,
"show_details": true,
"index_details": true,
"sudo": true
}
}

 

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Best answer by Lan 4 October 2021, 09:59

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Hi @mehmety 

Email, groups, and roles are read-only for POST/api/3.1/users, meaning that the values for these keys can’t be changed (more info here, please take a look at “response class” https://docs.looker.com/reference/api-and-integration/api-reference/v3.1/user#create_user)

To update emails, groups, and roles, you would need to use other endpoints (i.e.: PUT/api/3.1/users/{user_id}/roles, ...). 

This article describes the workflow with setting up a new user with Looker Python SDK.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks for your help @Lan , I should have been more careful.

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