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Friendica API

Overview

Friendica provides the following specific endpoints.

Authentication is the same as described in Using the APIs.

Entities

These endpoints uses the Friendica API entities.

Endpoints

GET api/friendica/events

Returns a list of Event entities for the current logged in user.

Parameters

  • since_id: (optional) minimum event id for pagination
  • count: maximum number of items returned, default 20

GET api/externalprofile/show

Returns a Contact entity for the provided profile URL.

Parameters

  • profileurl: Profile URL

GET api/statuses/public_timeline

Returns a list of public Items posted on this node. Equivalent of the local community page.

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • exclude_replies: don't show replies (default: false)
  • conversation_id: Shows all statuses of a given conversation.
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • trim_user

GET api/statuses/networkpublic_timeline

Returns a list of public Items this node is aware of. Equivalent of the global community page.

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • exclude_replies: don't show replies (default: false)
  • conversation_id: Shows all statuses of a given conversation.
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

GET api/statuses/replies

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

GET api/conversation/show

Unofficial Twitter command. It shows all direct answers (excluding the original post) to a given id.

Parameters

  • id: id of the post
  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)

Unsupported parameters

  • include_rts
  • trim_user
  • contributor_details

GET api/statusnet/conversation

Alias of api/conversation/show.

GET api/statusnet/config

Returns the public Friendica node configuration.

GET api/gnusocial/config

Alias of api/statusnet/config.

GET api/statusnet/version

Returns a fake static StatusNet protocol version.

GET api/gnusocial/version

Alias of api/statusnet/version.


POST api/friendica/activity/[verb]

Add or remove an activity from an item. 'verb' can be one of:

  • like
  • dislike
  • attendyes
  • attendno
  • attendmaybe

To remove an activity, prepend the verb with "un", eg. "unlike" or "undislike" Attend verbs disable eachother: that means that if "attendyes" was added to an item, adding "attendno" remove previous "attendyes". Attend verbs should be used only with event-related items (there is no check at the moment).

Parameters

  • id: item id

Return values

On success: json:

"ok"

xml:

<ok>true</ok>

On error: HTTP 400 BadRequest


GET api/direct_messages

Deprecated Twitter received direct message list endpoint.

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)
  • friendica_verbose: "true" enables different error returns (default: "false")

Unsupported parameters

  • skip_status

GET api/direct_messages/all

Returns all Private Messages.

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"
  • friendica_verbose: "true" enables different error returns (default: "false")

GET api/direct_messages/conversation

Returns all replies of a single private message conversation. Returns Private Messages

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"
  • uri: URI of the conversation
  • friendica_verbose: "true" enables different error returns (default: "false")

GET api/direct_messages/sent

Deprecated Twitter sent direct message list endpoint. Returns Private Messages.

Parameters

  • count: Items per page (default: 20)
  • page: page number
  • since_id: minimum id
  • max_id: maximum id
  • getText: Defines the format of the status field. Can be "html" or "plain"
  • include_entities: "true" shows entities for pictures and links (Default: false)
  • friendica_verbose: "true" enables different error returns (default: "false")

POST/PUT api/direct_messages/new

Deprecated Twitter direct message submission endpoint.

Parameters

  • user_id: id of the user
  • screen_name: screen name (for technical reasons, this value is not unique!)
  • text: The message
  • replyto: ID of the replied direct message
  • title: Title of the direct message

POST/DELETE api/direct_messages/destroy

Deprecated Twitter direct message deletion endpoint.

Parameters

  • id: id of the message to be deleted
  • include_entities: optional, currently not yet implemented
  • friendica_parenturi: optional, can be used for increased safety to delete only intended messages
  • friendica_verbose: "true" enables different error returns (default: "false")

Return values

On success:

  • JSON return as defined for Twitter API not yet implemented
  • on friendica_verbose=true: JSON return {"result":"ok","message":"message deleted"}

On error: HTTP 400 BadRequest

  • on friendica_verbose=true: different JSON returns {"result":"error","message":"xyz"}

GET api/friendica/direct_messages_setseen

Parameters

  • id: id of the message to be updated as seen

Return values

On success:

  • JSON return {"result": "ok", "message": "message set to seen"}

On error:

  • different JSON returns {"result": "error", "message": "xyz"}

GET api/friendica/direct_messages_search (GET; AUTH)

Returns Private Messages matching the provided search string.

Parameters

  • searchstring: string for which the API call should search as '%searchstring%' in field 'body' of all messages of the authenticated user (caption ignored)
  • getText (optional): plain|html If ommited, the title is prepended to the plaintext body in the text attribute of the private message objects.
  • getUserObjects (optional): true|false If false, the sender and recipient attributes of the private message object are absent.

Return values

Returns only tested with JSON, XML might work as well.

On success:

  • JSON return {"success":"true", "search_results": array of found messages}
  • JSOn return {"success":"false", "search_results": "nothing found"}

On error:

  • different JSON returns {"result": "error", "message": "searchstring not specified"}

GET api/friendica/group_show

Return all or a specified group of the user with the containing contacts as array.

Parameters

  • gid: optional, if not given, API returns all groups of the user

Return values

Array of:

  • name: name of the group
  • gid: id of the group
  • user: array of Contacts

POST/PUT api/friendica/group_create

Create the group with the posted array of contacts as members.

Parameters

  • name: name of the group to be created

POST data

JSON data as Array like the result of GET api/friendica/group_show:

Return values

Array of:

  • success: true if successfully created or reactivated
  • gid: gid of the created group
  • name: name of the created group
  • status: "missing user" | "reactivated" | "ok"
  • wrong users: array of users, which were not available in the contact table

POST api/friendica/group_update

Update the group with the posted array of contacts as members (post all members of the group to the call; function will remove members not posted).

Parameters

  • gid: id of the group to be changed
  • name: name of the group to be changed

POST data

JSON data as array like the result of GET api/friendica/group_show:

Return values

Array of:

  • success: true if successfully updated
  • gid: gid of the changed group
  • name: name of the changed group
  • status: "missing user" | "ok"
  • wrong users: array of users, which were not available in the contact table

POST/DELETE api/friendica/group_delete

Delete the specified group of contacts; API call need to include the correct gid AND name of the group to be deleted.

Parameters

  • gid: id of the group to be deleted
  • name: name of the group to be deleted

Return values

Array of:

  • success: true if successfully deleted
  • gid: gid of the deleted group
  • name: name of the deleted group
  • status: "deleted" if successfully deleted
  • wrong users: empty array

GET api/friendica/notifications

Return last 50 Notifications for the current user, ordered by date with unseen item on top.

Parameters

none

POST api/friendica/notifications/seen

Set notification as seen.

Parameters

  • id: id of the notification to set seen

Return values

If the note is linked to an item, returns an Item.

Otherwise, a success status is returned:

  • success (json) | <status>success</status> (xml)

GET api/friendica/photo

Returns a Photo.

Parameters

  • photo_id: Resource id of a photo.
  • scale: (optional) scale value of the photo

Returns data of a picture with the given resource. If 'scale' isn't provided, returned data include full url to each scale of the photo. If 'scale' is set, returned data include image data base64 encoded.

possibile scale value are:

  • 0: original or max size by server settings
  • 1: image with or height at <= 640
  • 2: image with or height at <= 320
  • 3: thumbnail 160x160
  • 4: Profile image at 300x300
  • 5: Profile image at 80x80
  • 6: Profile image at 48x48

An image used as profile image has only scale 4-6, other images only 0-3

Return values

json:

	{
		"id": "photo id",
		"created": "date(YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)",
		"edited": "date(YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)",
		"title": "photo title",
		"desc": "photo description",
		"album": "album name",
		"filename": "original file name",
		"type": "mime type",
		"height": "number",
		"width": "number",
		"profile": "1 if is profile photo",
		"link": {
			"<scale>": "url to image",
			...
		},
		// if 'scale' is set
		"datasize": "size in byte",
		"data": "base64 encoded image data"
	}

xml:

	<photo>
		<id>photo id</id>
		<created>date(YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)</created>
		<edited>date(YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)</edited>
		<title>photo title</title>
		<desc>photo description</desc>
		<album>album name</album>
		<filename>original file name</filename>
		<type>mime type</type>
		<height>number</height>
		<width>number</width>
		<profile>1 if is profile photo</profile>
		<links type="array">
		<link type="mime type" scale="scale number" href="image url"/>
			...
		</links>
	</photo>

GET api/friendica/photos/list

Returns the API user's Photo List Items.

Return values

json:

	[
		{
			"id": "resource_id",
			"album": "album name",
			"filename": "original file name",
			"type": "image mime type",
			"thumb": "url to thumb sized image"
		},
		...
	]

xml:

	<photos type="array">
		<photo id="resource_id"
		album="album name"
		filename="original file name"
		type="image mime type">
			"url to thumb sized image"
		</photo>
		...
	</photos>

POST api/friendica/photo/create

Alias of api/friendica/photo/update

POST api/friendica/photo/update

Saves data for the scales 0-2 to database (see above for scale description). Call adds non-public entries to items table to enable authenticated contacts to comment/like the photo. Client should pay attention to the fact that updated access rights are not transferred to the contacts. i.e. public photos remain publicly visible if they have been commented/liked before setting visibility back to a limited group. Currently it is best to inform user that updating rights is not the right way to do this, and offer a solution to add photo as a new photo with the new rights instead.

Parameters

  • photo_id (optional): if specified the photo with this id will be updated
  • media (optional): image data as base64, only optional if photo_id is specified (new upload must have media)
  • desc (optional): description for the photo, updated when photo_id is specified
  • album: name of the album to be deleted (always necessary)
  • album_new (optional): can be used to change the album of a single photo if photo_id is specified
  • allow_cid/allow_gid/deny_cid/deny_gid (optional):
    • on create: empty string or omitting = public photo, specify in format <x><y><z> for private photo
    • on update: keys need to be present with empty values for changing a private photo to public

Return values

On success:

  • new photo uploaded: JSON return with photo data (see GET api/friendica/photo)
  • photo updated - changed photo data: JSON return with photo data (see GET api/friendica/photo)
  • photo updated - changed info: JSON return {"result": "updated", "message":"Image id 'xyz' has been updated."}
  • photo updated - nothing changed: JSON return {"result": "cancelled","message": "Nothing to update for image id 'xyz'."}

On error:

  • 403 FORBIDDEN: if not authenticated
  • 400 BADREQUEST: "no albumname specified", "no media data submitted", "photo not available", "acl data invalid"
  • 500 INTERNALSERVERERROR: "image size exceeds PHP config settings, file was rejected by server", "image size exceeds Friendica Config setting (uploaded size: x)", "unable to process image data", "image upload failed", "unknown error - uploading photo failed, see Friendica log for more information", "unknown error - update photo entry in database failed", "unknown error - this error on uploading or updating a photo should never happen"

DELETE api/friendica/photo/delete

Deletes a single image with the specified id, is not reversible -> ensure that client is asking user for being sure to do this Sets item table entries for this photo to deleted = 1.

Parameters

  • photo_id: id of the photo to be deleted

Return values

On success:

  • JSON return
{
    "result": "deleted",
    "message": "photo with id 'xyz' has been deleted from server."
}

On error:

  • 403 FORBIDDEN: if not authenticated
  • 400 BADREQUEST: "no photo_id specified", "photo not available"
  • 500 INTERNALSERVERERROR: "unknown error on deleting photo", "problem with deleting items occurred"

POST/DELETE api/friendica/photoalbum/delete

Deletes all images with the specified album name, is not reversible -> ensure that client is asking user for being sure to do this.

Parameters

  • album: name of the album to be deleted

Return values

On success:

  • JSON return
{
    "result": "deleted",
    "message": "album 'xyz' with all containing photos has been deleted."
}

On error:

  • 403 FORBIDDEN: if not authenticated
  • 400 BADREQUEST: "no albumname specified", "album not available"
  • 500 INTERNALSERVERERROR: "problem with deleting item occured", "unknown error - deleting from database failed"

POST/PUT api/friendica/photoalbum/update

Changes the album name to album_new for all photos in album.

Parameters

  • album: name of the album to be updated
  • album_new: new name of the album

Return values

On success:

  • JSON return
{
    "result": "updated",
    "message":"album 'abc' with all containing photos has been renamed to 'xyz'."
}

On error:

  • 403 FORBIDDEN: if not authenticated
  • 400 BADREQUEST: "no albumname specified", "no new albumname specified", "album not available"
  • 500 INTERNALSERVERERROR: "unknown error - updating in database failed"

GET api/friendica/profile/show

Returns the Profile data of the authenticated user.

Return values

On success: Array of:

  • global_dir: URL of the global directory set in server settings
  • friendica_owner: user data of the authenticated user
  • profiles: array of the profile data

On error: HTTP 403 Forbidden: when no authentication was provided HTTP 400 Bad Request: if given profile_id is not in the database or is not assigned to the authenticated user

General description of profile data in API returns:

  • hide_friends: true if friends are hidden
  • profile_photo
  • profile_thumb
  • publish: true if published on the server's local directory
  • net_publish: true if published to global_dir
  • fullname
  • date_of_birth
  • description
  • xmpp
  • homepage
  • address
  • locality
  • region
  • postal_code
  • country
  • pub_keywords
  • custom_fields: list of public custom fields

GET api/friendica/remoteauth

Similar as /redir, redirects to url after DFRN authentication.

Parameters

  • c_url: url of remote contact to auth to
  • url: string, url to redirect after auth

Deprecated endpoints

  • POST api/statuses/mediap