You must enable the tagging of users and organizations in Zendesk Support for the API calls to work. In Support, click the Admin icon in the sidebar, select Settings > Customers, and enable the option.

JSON format

Tags are represented as JSON objects with the following properties:

NameTypeRead-onlyMandatoryDescription
tagsarrayfalsetrueAn array of strings

List Tags

  • GET /api/v2/tags

Lists up to the 20,000 most popular tags in the last 60 days, in decreasing popularity.

Pagination

  • Cursor pagination (recommended)
  • Offset pagination

See Pagination.

Returns a maximum of 100 records per page.

Allowed For

  • Agents

Limits

This endpoint has its own rate limit that is different from the account wide rate limit. When calls are made to this endpoint, this limit will be consumed and you will get a 429 Too Many Requests response code if the allocation is exhausted.

Headers

API responses include usage limit information in the headers for this endpoint.

Zendesk-RateLimit-tags-index: total={number}; remaining={number}; resets={number}
Zendesk-RateLimit-tags-index-pagination: total={number}; remaining={number}; resets={number}
Zendesk-RateLimit-tags-index-deep-pagination: total={number}; remaining={number}; resets={number}

Within this header, “Total” signifies the initial allocation, “Remaining” indicates the remaining allowance for the current interval, and “Resets” denotes the wait time in seconds before the limit refreshes. You can see the Total, and Interval values in the below table.

Details

This is the limit definition for the List Tags endpoint.

Rate LimitsScopesIntervalSandboxTrialDefault
StandardAccount1 minute1001002000
With High Volume API Add OnAccount1 minute3003002000

"Default" applies to all Zendesk suite and support plans. Please refer to the general account limits for more information.

Code Samples

curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags.json \  -v -u {email_address}/token:{api_token}
Go
import (	"fmt"	"io"	"net/http")
func main() {	url := "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags"	method := "GET"	req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, nil)
	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")	req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic <auth-value>") // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"
	client := &http.Client {}	res, err := client.Do(req)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, err := io.ReadAll(res.Body)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	fmt.Println(string(body))}
Java
import com.squareup.okhttp.*;OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();HttpUrl.Builder urlBuilder = HttpUrl.parse("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags")		.newBuilder();String userCredentials = "your_email_address" + "/token:" + "your_api_token";String basicAuth = "Basic " + java.util.Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(userCredentials.getBytes());
Request request = new Request.Builder()		.url(urlBuilder.build())		.method("GET", null)		.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")		.addHeader("Authorization", basicAuth)		.build();Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
Nodejs
var axios = require('axios');
var config = {  method: 'GET',  url: 'https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags',  headers: {	'Content-Type': 'application/json',	'Authorization': 'Basic <auth-value>', // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"  },};
axios(config).then(function (response) {  console.log(JSON.stringify(response.data));}).catch(function (error) {  console.log(error);});
Python
import requestsfrom requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
url = "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags"headers = {	"Content-Type": "application/json",}email_address = 'your_email_address'api_token = 'your_api_token'# Use basic authenticationauth = HTTPBasicAuth(f'{email_address}/token', api_token)
response = requests.request(	"GET",	url,	auth=auth,	headers=headers)
print(response.text)
Ruby
require "net/http"require "base64"uri = URI("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags")request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri, "Content-Type": "application/json")email = "your_email_address"api_token = "your_api_token"credentials = "#{email}/token:#{api_token}"encoded_credentials = Base64.strict_encode64(credentials)request["Authorization"] = "Basic #{encoded_credentials}"response = Net::HTTP.start uri.hostname, uri.port, use_ssl: true do |http|	http.request(request)end

Example response(s)

200 OK
// Status 200 OK
{  "count": 1,  "next_page": null,  "previous_page": null,  "tags": [    {      "count": 10,      "name": "Triage"    }  ]}

Search Tags

  • GET /api/v2/autocomplete/tags

Returns an array of registered and recent tag names that start with the characters specified in the name query parameter. You must specify at least 2 characters.

Pagination

  • Offset pagination only

See Using Offset Pagination.

Allowed For

  • Agents

Parameters

NameTypeInRequiredDescription
namestringQueryfalseA substring of a tag to search for

Code Samples

curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/autocomplete/tags.json?name=att \  -u {email_address}/token:{api_token}
Go
import (	"fmt"	"io"	"net/http")
func main() {	url := "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/autocomplete/tags?name=att"	method := "GET"	req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, nil)
	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")	req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic <auth-value>") // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"
	client := &http.Client {}	res, err := client.Do(req)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, err := io.ReadAll(res.Body)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	fmt.Println(string(body))}
Java
import com.squareup.okhttp.*;OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();HttpUrl.Builder urlBuilder = HttpUrl.parse("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/autocomplete/tags")		.newBuilder()		.addQueryParameter("name", "att");String userCredentials = "your_email_address" + "/token:" + "your_api_token";String basicAuth = "Basic " + java.util.Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(userCredentials.getBytes());
Request request = new Request.Builder()		.url(urlBuilder.build())		.method("GET", null)		.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")		.addHeader("Authorization", basicAuth)		.build();Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
Nodejs
var axios = require('axios');
var config = {  method: 'GET',  url: 'https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/autocomplete/tags',  headers: {	'Content-Type': 'application/json',	'Authorization': 'Basic <auth-value>', // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"  },  params: {    'name': 'att',  },};
axios(config).then(function (response) {  console.log(JSON.stringify(response.data));}).catch(function (error) {  console.log(error);});
Python
import requestsfrom requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
url = "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/autocomplete/tags?name=att"headers = {	"Content-Type": "application/json",}email_address = 'your_email_address'api_token = 'your_api_token'# Use basic authenticationauth = HTTPBasicAuth(f'{email_address}/token', api_token)
response = requests.request(	"GET",	url,	auth=auth,	headers=headers)
print(response.text)
Ruby
require "net/http"require "base64"uri = URI("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/autocomplete/tags")uri.query = URI.encode_www_form("name": "att")request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri, "Content-Type": "application/json")email = "your_email_address"api_token = "your_api_token"credentials = "#{email}/token:#{api_token}"encoded_credentials = Base64.strict_encode64(credentials)request["Authorization"] = "Basic #{encoded_credentials}"response = Net::HTTP.start uri.hostname, uri.port, use_ssl: true do |http|	http.request(request)end

Example response(s)

200 OK
// Status 200 OK
{  "tags": [    "attention",    "attack"  ]}

Count Tags

  • GET /api/v2/tags/count

Returns an approximate count of tags. If the count exceeds 100,000, it is updated every 24 hours.

The refreshed_at property of the count object is a timestamp that indicates when the count was last updated.

Note: When the count exceeds 100,000, the refreshed_at property in the count object may occasionally be null. This indicates that the count is being updated in the background and the value property in the count object is limited to 100,000 until the update is complete.

Allowed For

  • Agents

Code Samples

curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags/count.json \  -v -u {email_address}/token:{api_token}
Go
import (	"fmt"	"io"	"net/http")
func main() {	url := "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags/count"	method := "GET"	req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, nil)
	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")	req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic <auth-value>") // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"
	client := &http.Client {}	res, err := client.Do(req)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, err := io.ReadAll(res.Body)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	fmt.Println(string(body))}
Java
import com.squareup.okhttp.*;OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();HttpUrl.Builder urlBuilder = HttpUrl.parse("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags/count")		.newBuilder();String userCredentials = "your_email_address" + "/token:" + "your_api_token";String basicAuth = "Basic " + java.util.Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(userCredentials.getBytes());
Request request = new Request.Builder()		.url(urlBuilder.build())		.method("GET", null)		.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")		.addHeader("Authorization", basicAuth)		.build();Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
Nodejs
var axios = require('axios');
var config = {  method: 'GET',  url: 'https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags/count',  headers: {	'Content-Type': 'application/json',	'Authorization': 'Basic <auth-value>', // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"  },};
axios(config).then(function (response) {  console.log(JSON.stringify(response.data));}).catch(function (error) {  console.log(error);});
Python
import requestsfrom requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
url = "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags/count"headers = {	"Content-Type": "application/json",}email_address = 'your_email_address'api_token = 'your_api_token'# Use basic authenticationauth = HTTPBasicAuth(f'{email_address}/token', api_token)
response = requests.request(	"GET",	url,	auth=auth,	headers=headers)
print(response.text)
Ruby
require "net/http"require "base64"uri = URI("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tags/count")request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri, "Content-Type": "application/json")email = "your_email_address"api_token = "your_api_token"credentials = "#{email}/token:#{api_token}"encoded_credentials = Base64.strict_encode64(credentials)request["Authorization"] = "Basic #{encoded_credentials}"response = Net::HTTP.start uri.hostname, uri.port, use_ssl: true do |http|	http.request(request)end

Example response(s)

200 OK
// Status 200 OK
{  "count": {    "refreshed_at": "2020-04-06T02:18:17Z",    "value": 102  }}

List Resource Tags

  • GET /api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags
  • GET /api/v2/organizations/{organization_id}/tags
  • GET /api/v2/users/{user_id}/tags

Allowed For

  • Agents

Parameters

NameTypeInRequiredDescription
ticket_idintegerPathtrueThe ID of the ticket

Code Samples

curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags.json \  -v -u {email_address}/token:{api_token}
Go
import (	"fmt"	"io"	"net/http")
func main() {	url := "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags"	method := "GET"	req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, nil)
	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")	req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic <auth-value>") // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"
	client := &http.Client {}	res, err := client.Do(req)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, err := io.ReadAll(res.Body)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	fmt.Println(string(body))}
Java
import com.squareup.okhttp.*;OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();HttpUrl.Builder urlBuilder = HttpUrl.parse("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags")		.newBuilder();String userCredentials = "your_email_address" + "/token:" + "your_api_token";String basicAuth = "Basic " + java.util.Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(userCredentials.getBytes());
Request request = new Request.Builder()		.url(urlBuilder.build())		.method("GET", null)		.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")		.addHeader("Authorization", basicAuth)		.build();Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
Nodejs
var axios = require('axios');
var config = {  method: 'GET',  url: 'https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags',  headers: {	'Content-Type': 'application/json',	'Authorization': 'Basic <auth-value>', // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"  },};
axios(config).then(function (response) {  console.log(JSON.stringify(response.data));}).catch(function (error) {  console.log(error);});
Python
import requestsfrom requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
url = "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags"headers = {	"Content-Type": "application/json",}email_address = 'your_email_address'api_token = 'your_api_token'# Use basic authenticationauth = HTTPBasicAuth(f'{email_address}/token', api_token)
response = requests.request(	"GET",	url,	auth=auth,	headers=headers)
print(response.text)
Ruby
require "net/http"require "base64"uri = URI("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags")request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri, "Content-Type": "application/json")email = "your_email_address"api_token = "your_api_token"credentials = "#{email}/token:#{api_token}"encoded_credentials = Base64.strict_encode64(credentials)request["Authorization"] = "Basic #{encoded_credentials}"response = Net::HTTP.start uri.hostname, uri.port, use_ssl: true do |http|	http.request(request)end

Example response(s)

200 OK
// Status 200 OK
{  "tags": [    "urgent",    "printer",    "fire"  ]}

Add Tags

  • PUT /api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags
  • PUT /api/v2/organizations/{organization_id}/tags
  • PUT /api/v2/users/{user_id}/tags

You can also add tags to multiple tickets with the Update Many Tickets endpoint.

Safe Update

If the same ticket is updated by multiple API requests at the same time, some tags could be lost because of ticket update collisions. Include updated_stamp and safe_update properties in the request body to make a safe update.

For updated_stamp, retrieve and specify the ticket's latest updated_at timestamp. The tag update only occurs if the updated_stamp timestamp matches the ticket's actual updated_at timestamp at the time of the request. If the timestamps don't match (in other words, if the ticket was updated since you retrieved the ticket's last updated_at timestamp), the request returns a 409 Conflict error.

Example

{  "tags": ["customer"],  "updated_stamp":"2019-09-12T21:45:16Z",  "safe_update":"true"}

For details, see Protecting against ticket update collisions.

Allowed For

  • Agents

Parameters

NameTypeInRequiredDescription
ticket_idintegerPathtrueThe ID of the ticket

Code Samples

curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags.json \  -X PUT -d '{ "tags": ["customer"] }' \  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \  -v -u {email_address}/token:{api_token}
Go
import (	"fmt"	"io"	"net/http")
func main() {	url := "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags"	method := "PUT"	req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, nil)
	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")	req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic <auth-value>") // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"
	client := &http.Client {}	res, err := client.Do(req)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, err := io.ReadAll(res.Body)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	fmt.Println(string(body))}
Java
import com.squareup.okhttp.*;OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();HttpUrl.Builder urlBuilder = HttpUrl.parse("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags")		.newBuilder();RequestBody body = RequestBody.create(MediaType.parse("application/json"),		"""""");String userCredentials = "your_email_address" + "/token:" + "your_api_token";String basicAuth = "Basic " + java.util.Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(userCredentials.getBytes());
Request request = new Request.Builder()		.url(urlBuilder.build())		.method("PUT", body)		.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")		.addHeader("Authorization", basicAuth)		.build();Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
Nodejs
var axios = require('axios');
var config = {  method: 'PUT',  url: 'https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags',  headers: {	'Content-Type': 'application/json',	'Authorization': 'Basic <auth-value>', // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"  },};
axios(config).then(function (response) {  console.log(JSON.stringify(response.data));}).catch(function (error) {  console.log(error);});
Python
import requestsfrom requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
url = "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags"headers = {	"Content-Type": "application/json",}email_address = 'your_email_address'api_token = 'your_api_token'# Use basic authenticationauth = HTTPBasicAuth(f'{email_address}/token', api_token)
response = requests.request(	"PUT",	url,	auth=auth,	headers=headers)
print(response.text)
Ruby
require "net/http"require "base64"uri = URI("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags")request = Net::HTTP::Put.new(uri, "Content-Type": "application/json")email = "your_email_address"api_token = "your_api_token"credentials = "#{email}/token:#{api_token}"encoded_credentials = Base64.strict_encode64(credentials)request["Authorization"] = "Basic #{encoded_credentials}"response = Net::HTTP.start uri.hostname, uri.port, use_ssl: true do |http|	http.request(request)end

Example response(s)

200 OK
// Status 200 OK
{  "tags": [    "urgent",    "printer",    "fire"  ]}

Set Tags

  • POST /api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags
  • POST /api/v2/organizations/{organization_id}/tags
  • POST /api/v2/users/{user_id}/tags

Allowed For

  • Agents

Parameters

NameTypeInRequiredDescription
ticket_idintegerPathtrueThe ID of the ticket

Code Samples

curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags.json \  -X POST -d '{ "tags": ["important"] }' \  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \  -v -u {email_address}/token:{api_token}
Go
import (	"fmt"	"io"	"net/http")
func main() {	url := "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags"	method := "POST"	req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, nil)
	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")	req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic <auth-value>") // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"
	client := &http.Client {}	res, err := client.Do(req)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, err := io.ReadAll(res.Body)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	fmt.Println(string(body))}
Java
import com.squareup.okhttp.*;OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();HttpUrl.Builder urlBuilder = HttpUrl.parse("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags")		.newBuilder();RequestBody body = RequestBody.create(MediaType.parse("application/json"),		"""""");String userCredentials = "your_email_address" + "/token:" + "your_api_token";String basicAuth = "Basic " + java.util.Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(userCredentials.getBytes());
Request request = new Request.Builder()		.url(urlBuilder.build())		.method("POST", body)		.addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")		.addHeader("Authorization", basicAuth)		.build();Response response = client.newCall(request).execute();
Nodejs
var axios = require('axios');
var config = {  method: 'POST',  url: 'https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags',  headers: {	'Content-Type': 'application/json',	'Authorization': 'Basic <auth-value>', // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"  },};
axios(config).then(function (response) {  console.log(JSON.stringify(response.data));}).catch(function (error) {  console.log(error);});
Python
import requestsfrom requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth
url = "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags"headers = {	"Content-Type": "application/json",}email_address = 'your_email_address'api_token = 'your_api_token'# Use basic authenticationauth = HTTPBasicAuth(f'{email_address}/token', api_token)
response = requests.request(	"POST",	url,	auth=auth,	headers=headers)
print(response.text)
Ruby
require "net/http"require "base64"uri = URI("https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags")request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri, "Content-Type": "application/json")email = "your_email_address"api_token = "your_api_token"credentials = "#{email}/token:#{api_token}"encoded_credentials = Base64.strict_encode64(credentials)request["Authorization"] = "Basic #{encoded_credentials}"response = Net::HTTP.start uri.hostname, uri.port, use_ssl: true do |http|	http.request(request)end

Example response(s)

201 Created
// Status 201 Created
{  "tags": [    "urgent",    "printer",    "fire"  ]}

Remove Tags

  • DELETE /api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags
  • DELETE /api/v2/organizations/{organization_id}/tags
  • DELETE /api/v2/users/{user_id}/tags

You can also delete tags from multiple tickets with the Update Many Tickets endpoint.

This endpoint supports safe updates. See Safe Update.

Allowed For

  • Agents

Parameters

NameTypeInRequiredDescription
ticket_idintegerPathtrueThe ID of the ticket

Code Samples

curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/{ticket_id}/tags.json \  -X DELETE -d '{ "tags": ["customer"] }' \  -H "Content-Type: application/json" -v -u {email_address}/token:{api_token}
Go
import (	"fmt"	"io"	"net/http")
func main() {	url := "https://example.zendesk.com/api/v2/tickets/123456/tags"	method := "DELETE"	req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, nil)
	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")	req.Header.Add("Authorization", "Basic <auth-value>") // Base64 encoded "{email_address}/token:{api_token}"
	client := &http.Client {}	res, err := client.Do(req)	if err != nil {		fmt.Println(err)		return	}