This standalone software is meant to provide a global public directory of Friendica profiles across nodes.
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Friendica Directory Protocol

Surprise

GET /servers/surprise

Redirects to the base URL of a random server with open registration policy and above 75 health.

GET /search[/account_type]?q=...[&page=...][&limit=...]
Accept: application/json

URI Parameter:

  • account_type (optional): An arbitrary account type string. Expected values are all, people, news, organization and forum. Default is all. Query parameters:
  • q: The search query.
  • page (optional): The page number, default is 1.
  • limit (optional): The page size, default is 20, max is 100.

Returns a JSON structure containing a paginated list profiles matching the search query and the optional account type.

Example:

{
      "query": "philosophy",
      "page": 1,
      "itemsperpage": 20,
      "count": "13",
      "profiles": [
            {
                  "id": "2259",
                  "name": "Hyp🌧lite Pe☂ov🍃n (he/him)",
                  "username": "hypolite",
                  "addr": "hypolite@friendica.mrpetovan.com",
                  "account_type": "People",
                  "pdesc": "Subpar geek, french/english, science, games, feminism, jokes and anything in between. Avatar by @DearMsDear@mastodon.art",
                  "locality": "Brooklyn",
                  "region": "New York",
                  "country": "USA",
                  "profile_url": "https://friendica.mrpetovan.com/profile/hypolite",
                  "photo": "https://friendica.mrpetovan.com/photo/27330388315ae4ed2b03e3c116980490-4.jpg?ts=1541567135",
                  "tags": "videogame gaming boardgame politics philosophy development programming php",
                  "last_activity": "2018-45",
                  "remote_follow": "https://friendica.mrpetovan.com/remote_follow/hypolite",
                  "subscribe": null
            },
            ...
      ]
}    
POST /msearch
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Accept: application/json

Parameters:

  • s: The search query, a list of tags separated by spaces or commas is expected.
  • p (optional): The page number, default is 1.
  • n (optional): The number of items per page, default is 80.

Returns a JSON structure containing a paginated list profiles matching the search query and the optional account type.

Example:

{
      "query": "videogame gaming boardgame politics philosophy development programming php",
      "page": 1,
      "items_page": 100,
      "total": 32,
      "results": [
            {
                  "name": "Hyp🌧lite Pe☂ov🍃n (he/him)",
                  "url": "https://friendica.mrpetovan.com/profile/hypolite",
                  "photo": "https://friendica.mrpetovan.com/photo/27330388315ae4ed2b03e3c116980490-4.jpg?ts=1545521478",
                  "tags": "videogame gaming boardgame politics philosophy development programming php"
            },
            ...
      ]
}    

Profile submission

GET /submit?url=...

Parameters:

  • url: a hexadecimal-encoded profile URL to be added to the directory.

The success of the operation is indicated by the HTTP response code.

Synchronization

GET /sync/pull/all

Returns a JSON structure containing all the profiles displayed by the directory.

Example:

{
    now: 1541942034,
    count: 7435,
    results: [
        "http://example.com/profile/test",
        ...
    ]
}

GET /sync/pull/since/1541942034

Returns a JSON structure containing profiles displayed by the directory that have been updated since the provided UNIX timestamp.

Example:

{
    now: 1541942160,
    count: 2766,
    results: [
        "http://example.com/profile/test",
        ...
    ]
}