Documentation Hubzilla: Developers

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What is Zot?

Zot is the revolutionary protocol that powers Hubzilla, providing communications, identity management, and access control across a fully decentralised network of independent websites, often called "the grid". The resulting platform is a robust system that supports privacy and security while enabling the kind of rich web services typically seen only in centralized, proprietary solutions.

Communications

Communications and social networking are an integral part of the grid. Any channel (and any services provided by that channel) can make full use of feature-rich social communications on a global scale. These communications may be public or private - and private communications comprise not only fully encrypted transport, but also encrypted storage to help protect against accidental snooping and disclosure by rogue system administrators and internet service providers.

Zot supports a wide array of background services in the grid, from friend suggestions to directory services. New content and data updates are propagated in the background between hubs across the grid according to access control lists and permissions specified by both sender and receiver channels. Data is also synchronized between an arbitrary number of channel clones, allowing hub members to access data and continue collaborating seamlessly in the event that their primary hub is inaccessible or offline.

Identity

Zot's identity layer is unique. It provides invisible single sign-on across all sites in the grid.

It also provides nomadic identity, so that your communications with friends, family, and or anyone else you're communicating with won't be affected by the loss of your primary communication node - either temporarily or permanently.

The important bits of your identity and relationships can be backed up to a thumb drive, or your laptop, and may appear at any node in the grid at any time - with all your friends and preferences intact.

Crucially, these nomadic instances are kept in sync so any instance can take over if another one is compromised or damaged. This protects you against not only major system failure, but also temporary site overloads and governmental manipulation or censorship.

Nomadic identity, single sign-on, and Hubzilla's decentralisation of hubs, we believe, introduce a high degree of degree of resiliency and persistence in internet communications, that are sorely needed amidst global trends towards corporate centralization, as well as mass and indiscriminate government surveillance and censorship.

As you browse the grid, viewing channels and their unique content, you are seamlessly authenticated as you go, even across completely different server hubs. No passwords to enter. Nothing to type. You're just greeted by name on every new site you visit.

How does Zot do that? We call it magic-auth, because Hubzilla hides the details of the complexities that go into single sign-on logins, and nomadic identities, from the experience of browsing on the grid. This is one of the design goals of Hubzilla: to increase privacy, and freedom on the web, while reducing the complexity and tedium brought by the need to enter new passwords and login names for every different sight that someone might visit online.

You login only once on your home hub (or any nomadic backup hub you have chosen). This allows you to access any authenticated services provided anywhere in the grid - such as shopping, blogs, forums, and access to private information. This is just like the services offered by large corporate providers with huge user databases; however you can be a member of this community, as well as a server on this network using a $35 Rasberry Pi. Your password isn't stored on a thousand different sites, or even worse, only on a few sites like Google and Facebook, beyond your direct control.

You cannot be silenced. You cannot be removed from the grid, unless you yourself choose to exit it.

Access Control

Zot's identity layer allows you to provide fine-grained permissions to any content you wish to publish - and these permissions extend across Hubzilla. This is like having one super huge website made up of an army of small individual websites - and where each channel in the grid can completely control their privacy and sharing preferences for any web resources they create.

Currently, Hubzilla supports access control for many types of data, including post/comment discussion threads, photo albums, events, cloud files, web pages, wikis, and more. Every object and how it is shared and with whom is completely under your control.

This type of control is trivial on large corporate providers because they own the user database. Within the grid, there is no need for a huge user database on your machine - because the grid is your user database. It has what is essentially infinite capacity (limited by the total number of hubs online across the internet), and is spread amongst hundreds, and potentially millions of computers.

Access can be granted or denied for any resource, to any channel, or any group of channels; anywhere within the grid. Others can access your content if you permit them to do so, and they do not even need to have an account on your hub.

Zot API

The API endpoints detailed below are relative to api/z/1.0, meaning that if an API is listed as channel/stream the full API URL is [baseurl]/api/z/1.0/channel/stream

channel/export/basic

Export channel data

channel/stream

Fetch channel conversation items

network/stream

Fetch network conversation items

files

List file storage (attach DB)

GET /api/z/1.0/files

Options:

- hash
    return only entries matching hash (exactly)

- filename
    return only entries matching filename (substring)

- filetype
    return only entries matching filetype/mimetype (substring)

- start
    start at record (default 0)

- records
    number of records to return or 0 for unlimited

Example:

curl -u mychannel:mypassword https://xyz.macgirvin.com/api/z/1.0/files -d filetype=multipart/mixed

Returns:

{

    "success": true,
    "results": [
        {
            "id": "1",
            "aid": "1",
            "uid": "2",
            "hash": "44ee8b2a1a7f36dea07b93b7747a2383a1bc0fdd08339e8928bfcbe45f65d939",
            "filename": "Profile Photos",
            "filetype": "multipart/mixed",
            "filesize": "0",
            "revision": "0",
            "folder": "",
            "os_storage": "1",
            "is_dir": "1",
            "is_photo": "0",
            "flags": "0",
            "created": "2016-01-02 21:51:17",
            "edited": "2016-01-02 21:51:17",
            "allow_cid": "",
            "allow_gid": "",
            "deny_cid": "",
            "deny_gid": ""
        },
        {
            "id": "12",
            "aid": "1",
            "uid": "2",
            "hash": "71883f1fc64af33889229cbc79c5a056deeec5fc277d765f182f19073e1b2998",
            "filename": "Cover Photos",
            "filetype": "multipart/mixed",
            "filesize": "0",
            "revision": "0",
            "folder": "",
            "os_storage": "1",
            "is_dir": "1",
            "is_photo": "0",
            "flags": "0",
            "created": "2016-01-15 00:24:33",
            "edited": "2016-01-15 00:24:33",
            "allow_cid": "",
            "allow_gid": "",
            "deny_cid": "",
            "deny_gid": ""
        },
        {
            "id": "16",
            "aid": "1",
            "uid": "2",
            "hash": "f48f7ec3278499d1dd86b72c3207beaaf4717b07df5cc9b373f14d7aad2e1bcd",
            "filename": "2016-01",
            "filetype": "multipart/mixed",
            "filesize": "0",
            "revision": "0",
            "folder": "",
            "os_storage": "1",
            "is_dir": "1",
            "is_photo": "0",
            "flags": "0",
            "created": "2016-01-22 03:24:55",
            "edited": "2016-01-22 03:26:57",
            "allow_cid": "",
            "allow_gid": "",
            "deny_cid": "",
            "deny_gid": ""
        }
    ]
}

filemeta

Export file metadata for any uploaded file

filedata

Provides the ability to download a file from cloud storage in chunks

GET /api/z/1.0/filedata

Required:

- file_id
    attach.hash of desired file ('begins with' match)

Optional:

- start
    starting byte of returned data in file (counting from 0)

- length
    length (prior to base64 encoding) of chunk to download 

Returns:

attach (DB) structure with base64 encoded 'content' comprised of the desired chunk

Example:

https://xyz.macgirvin.com/api/z/1.0/filedata?f=&file_id=9f5217770fd&start=0&length=48

Returns:

{

    "attach": {
        "id": "107",
        "aid": "1",
        "uid": "2",
        "hash": "9f5217770fd55d563bd77f84d534d8e119a187514bbd391714626cd9c0e60207",
        "creator": "pgcJx1IQjuPkx8aI9qheJlBMZzJz-oTPjHy3h5pWlOVOriBO_cSiUhhqwhuZ74TYJ8_ECO3pPiRMWC0q8YPCQg",
        "filename": "pcxtopbm.c",
        "filetype": "application/octet-stream",
        "filesize": "3934",
        "revision": "0",
        "folder": "",
        "flags": "0",
        "is_dir": "0",
        "is_photo": "0",
        "os_storage": "1",
        "os_path": "",
        "display_path": "",
        "content": "LyogcGN4dG9wYm0uYyAtIGNvbnZlcnQgUEMgcGFpbnRicnVzaCAoLnBjeCkgZmls",
        "created": "2016-07-24 23:13:01",
        "edited": "2016-07-24 23:13:01",
        "allow_cid": "",
        "allow_gid": "",
        "deny_cid": "",
        "deny_gid": "",
        "start": 0,
        "length": 48
    }

}

file/export

file

albums

Description: list photo albums

GET /api/z/1.0/albums

Output:

text - textual name

total - number of photos in this album

url - web URL

urlencode - textual name, urlencoded

bin2hex - textual name using bin2hex (which is used in the web URL link)

Example:

{

    "success": true,
    "albums": [
        {
            "text": "/",
            "total": "2",
            "url": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photos/hubzilla/album/",
            "urlencode": "",
            "bin2hex": ""
        },
            {
            "text": "2016-01",
            "total": "6",
            "url": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photos/hubzilla/album/323031362d3031",
            "urlencode": "2016-01",
            "bin2hex": "323031362d3031"
        },
        {
            "text": "2016-02",
            "total": "7",
            "url": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photos/hubzilla/album/323031362d3032",
            "urlencode": "2016-02",
            "bin2hex": "323031362d3032"
        },
        {
            "text": "Cover Photos",
            "total": "5",
            "url": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photos/hubzilla/album/436f7665722050686f746f73",
            "urlencode": "Cover+Photos",
            "bin2hex": "436f7665722050686f746f73"
        },
        {
            "text": "Profile Photos",
            "total": "26",
            "url": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photos/hubzilla/album/50726f66696c652050686f746f73",
            "urlencode": "Profile+Photos",
            "bin2hex": "50726f66696c652050686f746f73"
        }
    ]

}

photos

list photo metadata

photo

group

GET /api/z/1.0/group

Description: list privacy groups

Returns: DB tables of all privacy groups.

To use with API group_members, provide either 'group_id' from the id element returned in this call, or 'group_name' from the gname returned in this call.

[

    {
        "id": "1",
        "hash": "966c946394f3e2627bbb8a55026b5725e582407098415c02f85232de3f3fde76Friends",
        "uid": "2",
        "visible": "0",
        "deleted": "0",
        "gname": "Friends"
    },
    {
        "id": "2",
        "hash": "852ebc17f8c3ed4866f2162e384ded0f9b9d1048f93822c0c84196745f6eec66Family",
        "uid": "2",
        "visible": "1",
        "deleted": "0",
        "gname": "Family"
    },
    {
        "id": "3",
        "hash": "cc3cb5a7f9818effd7c7c80a58b09a189b62efa698a74319117babe33ee30ab9Co-workers",
        "uid": "2",
        "visible": "0",
        "deleted": "0",
        "gname": "Co-workers"
    }
]

group_members

GET /api/z/1.0/group_members

Required:

group_id or group_name

Returns:

group_member+abook+xchan (DB join) for each member of the privacy group

[

    {
        "id": "1",
        "uid": "2",
        "gid": "1",
        "xchan": "pgcJx1IQjuPkx8aI9qheJlBMZzJz-oTPjHy3h5pWlOVOriBO_cSiUhhqwhuZ74TYJ8_ECO3pPiRMWC0q8YPCQg",
        "abook_id": "2",
        "abook_account": "1",
        "abook_channel": "2",
        "abook_xchan": "pgcJx1IQjuPkx8aI9qheJlBMZzJz-oTPjHy3h5pWlOVOriBO_cSiUhhqwhuZ74TYJ8_ECO3pPiRMWC0q8YPCQg",
        "abook_my_perms": "218555",
        "abook_their_perms": "0",
        "abook_closeness": "0",
        "abook_created": "2016-01-02 21:16:26",
        "abook_updated": "2016-01-02 21:16:26",
        "abook_connected": "0000-00-00 00:00:00",
        "abook_dob": "0000-00-00 00:00:00",
        "abook_flags": "0",
        "abook_blocked": "0",
        "abook_ignored": "0",
        "abook_hidden": "0",
        "abook_archived": "0",
        "abook_pending": "0",
        "abook_unconnected": "0",
        "abook_self": "1",
        "abook_feed": "0",
        "abook_profile": "",
        "abook_incl": "",
        "abook_excl": "",
        "abook_instance": "",
        "xchan_hash": "pgcJx1IQjuPkx8aI9qheJlBMZzJz-oTPjHy3h5pWlOVOriBO_cSiUhhqwhuZ74TYJ8_ECO3pPiRMWC0q8YPCQg",
        "xchan_guid": "lql-1VnxtiO4-WF0h72wLX1Fu8szzHDOXgQaTbELwXW77k8AKFfh-hYr70vqMrc3SSvWN-Flrc5HFhRTWB7ICw",
        "xchan_guid_sig": "PafvEL0VpKfxATxlCqDjfOeSIMdmpr3iU7X-Sysa1h5LzDpjSXsjO37tYZL-accb1M5itLlfnW5epkTa5I4flsW21zSY1A2jCuBQUTLLGV7rNyyBy7lgqJUFvAMRx0TfXzP9lcaPqlM9T1tA6jfWOsOmkdzwofGeXBnsjGfjsO2xdGYe6vwjOU0DSavukvzDMnOayB9DekpvDnaNBTxeGLM45Skzr7ZEMcNF7TeXMbnvpfLaALYEKeQs9bGH-UgAG8fBWgzVAzeBfx_XSR1rdixjyiZGP0kq0h35SlmMPcEjliodOBFwMXqpXFB7Ibp4F6o6te2p2ErViJccQVG8VNKB6SbKNXY6bhP5zVcVsJ-vR-p4xXoYJJvzTN7yTDsGAXHOLF4ZrXbo5yi5gFAlIrTLAF2EdWQwxSGyLRWKxG8PrDkzEzX6cJJ0VRcLh5z6OI5QqQNdeghPZbshMFMJSc_ApCPi9_hI4ZfctCIOi3T6bdgTNKryLm5fhy_eqjwLAZTGP-aUBgLZpb1mf2UojBn6Ey9cCyq-0T2RWyk-FcIcbV4qJ-p_8oODqw13Qs5FYkjLr1bGBq82SuolkYrXEwQClxnrfKa4KYc2_eHAXPL01iS9zVnI1ySOCNJshB97Odpooc4wk7Nb2Fo-Q6THU9zuu0uK_-JbK7IIl6go2qA",
        "xchan_pubkey": "-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----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\nUPbZ5o8gTLc750uzrnb2jwcCAwEAAQ==\n-----END PUBLIC KEY-----\n",
        "xchan_photo_mimetype": "image/png",
        "xchan_photo_l": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/profile/l/2",
        "xchan_photo_m": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/profile/m/2",
        "xchan_photo_s": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/profile/s/2",
        "xchan_addr": "teller@xyz.macgirvin.com",
        "xchan_url": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/channel/teller",
        "xchan_connurl": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/poco/teller",
        "xchan_follow": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/follow?f=&url=%s",
        "xchan_connpage": "",
        "xchan_name": "Teller",
        "xchan_network": "zot",
        "xchan_instance_url": "",
        "xchan_flags": "0",
        "xchan_photo_date": "2016-10-19 01:26:50",
        "xchan_name_date": "2016-01-02 21:16:26",
        "xchan_hidden": "0",
        "xchan_orphan": "0",
        "xchan_censored": "0",
        "xchan_selfcensored": "0",
        "xchan_system": "0",
        "xchan_pubforum": "0",
        "xchan_deleted": "0"
    },
    {
        "id": "12",
        "uid": "2",
        "gid": "1",
        "xchan": "xuSMUYxw1djBB97qXsbrBN1nzJH_gFwQL6pS4zIy8fuusOfBxNlMiVb4h_q5tOEvpE7tYf1EsryjNciMuPIj5w",
        "abook_id": "24",
        "abook_account": "1",
        "abook_channel": "2",
        "abook_xchan": "xuSMUYxw1djBB97qXsbrBN1nzJH_gFwQL6pS4zIy8fuusOfBxNlMiVb4h_q5tOEvpE7tYf1EsryjNciMuPIj5w",
        "abook_my_perms": "218555",
        "abook_their_perms": "218555",
        "abook_closeness": "80",
        "abook_created": "2016-01-27 00:48:43",
        "abook_updated": "2016-12-04 17:16:58",
        "abook_connected": "2016-12-04 17:16:58",
        "abook_dob": "0001-01-01 00:00:00",
        "abook_flags": "0",
        "abook_blocked": "0",
        "abook_ignored": "0",
        "abook_hidden": "0",
        "abook_archived": "0",
        "abook_pending": "0",
        "abook_unconnected": "0",
        "abook_self": "0",
        "abook_feed": "0",
        "abook_profile": "debb5236efb1626cfbad33ccb49892801e5f844aa04bf81f580cfa7d13204819",
        "abook_incl": "",
        "abook_excl": "",
        "abook_instance": "",
        "xchan_hash": "xuSMUYxw1djBB97qXsbrBN1nzJH_gFwQL6pS4zIy8fuusOfBxNlMiVb4h_q5tOEvpE7tYf1EsryjNciMuPIj5w",
        "xchan_guid": "d5EMLlt1tHHZ0dANoA7B5Wq9UgXoWcFS9-gXOkL_AAejcPApoQRyxfHTuu8DoTbUaO-bYmX5HPuWuK9PHyqNmA",
        "xchan_guid_sig": "CVWEMRPtzI1YcHfnnWHTuv3H964OAmSElgUfxMoX6RdQdxNpqb_POirpVuyP8s3W17mVCfO5V9IAjkg5iKcqCk6YcvOD_egmMy-AnM9TC1kKndQHw55CunD82Q8K_xBNSXkSROizcNkKh9DVLjJPFjW1AqtI4njkZ3EMgrWqnbFRM1qPToUoCY9zM3tEMHoAD9YX1zP90wl40LzfN-dtcNWpSBbiz9owou62uzLbN7mrCwKOMlXLjwwGswRnxIsEnb3O-FXOs8hs0mArKe9snq1-BKeD16LyzxgwlpVLElzIJZGEZGtMdIJgeRzKuBvPjsOIpQ1yAkuOpFJ3nGCM-IPOIIjAmyVl5zD3xPVcxxpZlJRn5fG1Y-gnqTgsrEQCA7M6XPWQdrdHU4akZfyUyFJDhv3uM-jon9VzrYTBw68R0WA-1Z8WafEHA4qh5OWAj85lUarwhr7iTiEckH51ypPCPs6VbT6Pw7yMaxfjFOcipashQagx0tfOlDhE5dQANOXKASFtH1J9-CZY2MQdLPQ6u54d5whuHKMGaJ0V68pnmZ2rOn7g344Ah2WCJrm17jj60QsRMorqRFj7GMdPIA1XB8Wrk88MuYOe3Dhyuu6ZWKI7YTWJS690ZVkKUqAiNHqj0W86DtaiPUc_mmGR0fHl4Gksnko3WmCFv9q2X2E",
        "xchan_pubkey": "-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----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\nCOVkPaC3xGrguETZpJfVpwUCAwEAAQ==\n-----END PUBLIC KEY-----\n",
        "xchan_photo_mimetype": "image/png",
        "xchan_photo_l": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/9da63aa910ea14e1501ee1a749d181a6-4",
        "xchan_photo_m": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/9da63aa910ea14e1501ee1a749d181a6-5",
        "xchan_photo_s": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/9da63aa910ea14e1501ee1a749d181a6-6",
        "xchan_addr": "cloner@xyz.macgirvin.com",
        "xchan_url": "http://abc.macgirvin.com/channel/cloner",
        "xchan_connurl": "http://abc.macgirvin.com/poco/cloner",
        "xchan_follow": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/follow?f=&url=%s",
        "xchan_connpage": "",
        "xchan_name": "Karen",
        "xchan_network": "zot",
        "xchan_instance_url": "",
        "xchan_flags": "0",
        "xchan_photo_date": "2016-03-31 19:59:20",
        "xchan_name_date": "2016-01-26 23:23:42",
        "xchan_hidden": "0",
        "xchan_orphan": "0",
        "xchan_censored": "0",
        "xchan_selfcensored": "0",
        "xchan_system": "0",
        "xchan_pubforum": "0",
        "xchan_deleted": "0"
    }

]

xchan

An xchan is a global location independent channel and is the primary record for a network identity. It may refer to channels on other websites, networks, or services.

GET /api/z/1.0/xchan

Required: one of [ address, hash, guid ] as GET parameters

Returns a portable xchan structure

Example: https://xyz.macgirvin.com/api/z/1.0/xchan?f=&address=mike@macgirvin.com

Returns:

{
    "hash": "jr54M_y2l5NgHX5wBvP0KqWcAHuW23p1ld-6Vn63_pGTZklrI36LF8vUHMSKJMD8xzzkz7s2xxCx4-BOLNPaVA",
    "guid": "sebQ-IC4rmFn9d9iu17m4BXO-kHuNutWo2ySjeV2SIW1LzksUkss12xVo3m3fykYxN5HMcc7gUZVYv26asx-Pg",
    "guid_sig": "Llenlbl4zHo6-g4sa63MlQmTP5dRCrsPmXHHFmoCHG63BLq5CUZJRLS1vRrrr_MNxr7zob_Ykt_m5xPKe5H0_i4pDj-UdP8dPZqH2fqhhx00kuYL4YUMJ8gRr5eO17vsZQ3XxTcyKewtgeW0j7ytwMp6-hFVUx_Cq08MrXas429ZrjzaEwgTfxGnbgeQYQ0R5EXpHpEmoERnZx77VaEahftmdjAUx9R4YKAp13pGYadJOX5xnLfqofHQD8DyRHWeMJ4G1OfWPSOlXfRayrV_jhnFlZjMU7vOdQwHoCMoR5TFsRsHuzd-qepbvo3pzvQZRWnTNu6oPucgbf94p13QbalYRpBXKOxdTXJrGdESNhGvhtaZnpT9c1QVqC46jdfP0LOX2xrVdbvvG2JMWFv7XJUVjLSk_yjzY6or2VD4V6ztYcjpCi9d_WoNHruoxro_br1YO3KatySxJs-LQ7SOkQI60FpysfbphNyvYMkotwUFI59G08IGKTMu3-GPnV1wp7NOQD1yzJbGGEGSEEysmEP0SO9vnN45kp3MiqbffBGc1r4_YM4e7DPmqOGM94qksOcLOJk1HNESw2dQYWxWQTBXPfOJT6jW9_crGLMEOsZ3Jcss0XS9KzBUA2p_9osvvhUKuKXbNztqH0oZIWlg37FEVsDs_hUwUJpv2Ar09k4",
    "pubkey": "-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----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\nPYM8k83Lip4bEKIyAuf02qkCAwEAAQ==\n-----END PUBLIC KEY-----\n",
    "photo_mimetype": "image/jpeg",
    "photo_l": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/350b74555c04429148f2e12775f6c403-4",
    "photo_m": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/350b74555c04429148f2e12775f6c403-5",
    "photo_s": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/photo/350b74555c04429148f2e12775f6c403-6",
    "address": "mike@macgirvin.com",
    "url": "https://macgirvin.com/channel/mike",
    "connurl": "https://macgirvin.com/poco/mike",
    "follow": "https://macgirvin.com/follow?f=&url=%s",
    "connpage": "https://macgirvin.com/connect/mike",
    "name": "Mike Macgirvin",
    "network": "zot",
    "instance_url": "",
    "flags": "0",
    "photo_date": "2012-12-06 05:06:11",
    "name_date": "2012-12-06 04:59:13",
    "hidden": "1",
    "orphan": "0",
    "censored": "0",
    "selfcensored": "0",
    "system": "0",
    "pubforum": "0",
    "deleted": "0"
}

item/update

Create or update an item (post, activity, webpage, etc.)

Usage: POST /api/z/1.0/item/update

Description: item/update posts an item (typically a conversation item or post, but can be any item) using form input.

Required:

  • body

    text/bbcode contents by default.

Optional:

  • $_FILES['media']

    uploaded media file to include with post

  • title

    title of post/item

  • contact_allow

    array of xchan.xchan_hash allowed to view this item

  • group_allow

    array of group.hash allowed to view this item

  • contact_deny

    array of xchan.xchan_hash not allowed to view this item

  • group_deny

    array of group.hash not allowed to view this item

  • coord

    geographic coordinates

  • location

    freefrom location

  • expire

    datetime this post will expire or be removed

  • mimetype

    mimetype if not text/bbcode

  • parent

    item.id of parent to this post (makes it a comment)

  • parent_mid

    alternate form of parent using message_id

  • remote_xchan

    xchan.xchan_hash of this message author if not the channel owner

  • consensus

    boolean set to true if this is a consensus or voting item (default false)

  • nocomment

    boolean set to true if comments are to be disabled (default false)

  • origin

    do not use this without reading the code

  • namespace

    persistent identity for a remote network or service

  • remote_id

    message_id of this resource on a remote network or service

  • message_id

    message_id of this item (leave unset to generate one)

  • created

    datetime of message creation

  • post_id

    existing item.id if this is an edit operation

  • app

    application or network name to display with item

  • categories

    comma separated categories for this item

  • webpage

    item.page_type if not 0

  • pagetitle

    for webpage and design elements, the 'page name'

  • layout_mid

    item.mid of layout for this design element

  • plink

    permalink for this item if different than the default

  • verb

    activitystream verb for this item/activity

  • obj_type

    activitystream object type for this item/activity

Example:

curl -u mychannel:mypassword https://xyz.macgirvin.com/api/z/1.0/item/update -d body="hello world"

Returns:

{

    "success": true,
    "item_id": "2245",
    "item": {
        "id": "2245",
        "mid": "14135cdecf6b8e3891224e4391748722114da6668eebbcb56fe4667b60b88249@xyz.macgirvin.com",
        "aid": "1",
        "uid": "2",
        "parent": "2245",
        "parent_mid": "14135cdecf6b8e3891224e4391748722114da6668eebbcb56fe4667b60b88249@xyz.macgirvin.com",
        "thr_parent": "14135cdecf6b8e3891224e4391748722114da6668eebbcb56fe4667b60b88249@xyz.macgirvin.com",
        "created": "2016-12-03 20:00:12",
        "edited": "2016-12-03 20:00:12",
        "expires": "0001-01-01 00:00:00",
        "commented": "2016-12-03 20:00:12",
        "received": "2016-12-03 20:00:12",
        "changed": "2016-12-03 20:00:12",
        "comments_closed": "0001-01-01 00:00:00",
        "owner_xchan": "pgcJx1IQjuPkx8aI9qheJlBMZzJz-oTPjHy3h5pWlOVOriBO_cSiUhhqwhuZ74TYJ8_ECO3pPiRMWC0q8YPCQg",
        "author_xchan": "pgcJx1IQjuPkx8aI9qheJlBMZzJz-oTPjHy3h5pWlOVOriBO_cSiUhhqwhuZ74TYJ8_ECO3pPiRMWC0q8YPCQg",
        "source_xchan": "",
        "mimetype": "text/bbcode",
        "title": "",
        "body": "hello world",
        "html": "",
        "app": "",
        "lang": "",
        "revision": "0",
        "verb": "http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post",
        "obj_type": "http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/note",
        "obj": "",
        "tgt_type": "",
        "target": "",
        "layout_mid": "",
        "postopts": "",
        "route": "",
        "llink": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/display/14135cdecf6b8e3891224e4391748722114da6668eebbcb56fe4667b60b88249@xyz.macgirvin.com",
        "plink": "https://xyz.macgirvin.com/channel/mychannel/?f=&mid=14135cdecf6b8e3891224e4391748722114da6668eebbcb56fe4667b60b88249@xyz.macgirvin.com",
        "resource_id": "",
        "resource_type": "",
        "attach": "",
        "sig": "sa4TOQNfHtV13HDZ1tuQGWNBpZp-nWhT2GMrZEmelXxa_IvEepD2SEsCTWOBqM8OKPJLfNy8_i-ORXjrOIIgAa_aT8cw5vka7Q0C8L9eEb_LegwQ_BtH0CXO5uT30e_8uowkwzh6kmlVg1ntD8QqrGgD5jTET_fMQOIw4gQUBh40GDG9RB4QnPp_MKsgemGrADnRk2vHO7-bR32yQ0JI-8G-eyeqGaaJmIwkHoi0vXsfjZtU7ijSLuKEBWboNjKEDU89-vQ1c5Kh1r0pmjiDk-a5JzZTYShpuhVA-vQgEcADA7wkf4lJZCYNwu3FRwHTvhSMdF0nmyv3aPFglQDky38-SAXZyQSvd7qlABHGCVVDmYrYaiq7Dh4rRENbAUf-UJFHPCVB7NRg34R8HIqmOKq1Su99bIWaoI2zuAQEVma9wLqMoFsluFhxX58KeVtlCZlro7tZ6z619-dthS_fwt0cL_2dZ3QwjG1P36Q4Y4KrCTpntn9ot5osh-HjVQ01h1I9yNCj6XPgYJ8Im3KT_G4hmMDFM7H9RUrYLl2o9XYyiS2nRrf4aJHa0UweBlAY4zcQG34bw2AMGCY53mwsSArf4Hs3rKu5GrGphuwYX0lHa7XEKMglwBWPWHI49q7-oNWr7aWwn1FnfaMfl4cQppCMtKESMNRKm_nb9Dsh5e0",
        "diaspora_meta": "",
        "location": "",
        "coord": "",
        "public_policy": "",
        "comment_policy": "contacts",
        "allow_cid": "",
        "allow_gid": "",
        "deny_cid": "",
        "deny_gid": "",
        "item_restrict": "0",
        "item_flags": "0",
        "item_private": "0",
        "item_origin": "1",
        "item_unseen": "0",
        "item_starred": "0",
        "item_uplink": "0",
        "item_consensus": "0",
        "item_wall": "1",
        "item_thread_top": "1",
        "item_notshown": "0",
        "item_nsfw": "0",
        "item_relay": "0",
        "item_mentionsme": "0",
        "item_nocomment": "0",
        "item_obscured": "0",
        "item_verified": "1",
        "item_retained": "0",
        "item_rss": "0",
        "item_deleted": "0",
        "item_type": "0",
        "item_hidden": "0",
        "item_unpublished": "0",
        "item_delayed": "0",
        "item_pending_remove": "0",
        "item_blocked": "0"
    }

}

item/full

Get all data associated with an item

abook

Connections

abconfig

Connection metadata (such as permissions)

perm_allowed

Check a permission for a given xchan