User Update own basic information

URL Requires Auth HTTP Method
/api/v1/users.updateOwnBasicInfo yes POST

Note that to update the password or email for the user you must send currentPassword property encrypted in SHA256 together in payload.

WARNING: This API does not work when the server contains custom fields. There’s a bug report here related to that.


Argument Example Required Description
data.email example@example.com Optional The email address for the user.
data.name Example User Optional The display name of the user.
data.username example Optional The username for the user.
data.currentPassword 5994471abb01112afcc18159f6cc74b4f511b99806da59b3caf5a9c173cacfc5@w0rd Optional The password for the user encrypted in SHA256.
data.newPassword passw0rd Optional The new password for the user
data.customFields { twitter: '@example' } Optional
Default: undefined
Any custom fields the user should have on their account.

Example Call

curl -H "X-Auth-Token: 9HqLlyZOugoStsXCUfD_0YdwnNnunAJF8V47U3QHXSq" \
     -H "X-User-Id: aobEdbYhXfu5hkeqG" \
     -H "Content-type:application/json" \
     http://localhost:3000/api/v1/users.updateOwnBasicInfo \
     -d '"data" :{"email": "rocket.cat@rocket.chat", "newPassword": "passw0rd",
     "currentPassword": "5994471abb01112afcc18159f6cc74b4f511b99806da59b3caf5a9c173cacfc5",
      "username": "rocket.cat", name": "Example user" }'

Example Result

    "user": {
        "_id": "47cRd58HnWwpqxhaZ",
        "createdAt": "2018-03-09T13:17:11.951Z",
        "services": {
            "password": {
                "bcrypt": "$2a$10$zb/dp.AHZAhwPzgmOHcQA.5eOfu6pAYU5gchg3O74z7XzWAppJflq"
            "email": {
                "verificationTokens": [
                        "token": "rzDjTJBoN8qdc5LCVM3xqaRHEx0lR9mxkFutB6fv-YP",
                        "address": "rocket.cat@rocket.chat",
                        "when": "2018-03-09T13:17:11.968Z"
                        "token": "bFdoXbtvVl4NYXNMQn-sb6t9TWwuBYkkntakvkNqyzr",
                        "address": "rocket.cat@rocket.chat",
                        "when": "2018-03-09T13:18:33.414Z"
                        "token": "reYkTD_OfKHYgU1p6ON-UyJjvXGODl6EoZ-GLQlg81s",
                        "address": "rocket.cat@rocket.chat",
                        "when": "2018-03-09T14:41:21.633Z"
            "resume": {
                "loginTokens": [
                        "when": "2018-03-09T13:17:12.110Z",
                        "hashedToken": "T6sIP43ctqMedzVsxiF/dln27ua7l56/Rys+aq7J2JA="
                        "hashedToken": "0z7NG4SFO00ZvR71nNqAhK0yv/9OeGJ74WZWAUxzAwA="
        "emails": [
                "address": "rocket.cat@rocket.chat",
                "verified": false
        "type": "user",
        "status": "online",
        "active": true,
        "name": "Example User",
        "_updatedAt": "2018-03-09T20:21:08.992Z",
        "roles": [
        "lastLogin": "2018-03-09T20:15:20.019Z",
        "statusConnection": "online",
        "utcOffset": -3,
        "username": "rocket.cat",
        "settings": {
            "profile": {}
        "customFields": {
          "twitter": "userstwitter"
    "success": true

Change Log

Version Description
0.62.2 Added as user.updateOwnBasicInfo

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