Sessions

When an administrator, agent, or end user signs in to a Zendesk Support instance, a session is created. The Sessions API lets you view who is currently signed in. It also lets you terminate one or more sessions. Terminating a session signs out the user.

JSON Format

Sessions are represented as JSON objects with the following properties:

Name Type Read-only Mandatory Description
authenticated_at string false false When the session was created
id integer false true Automatically assigned when the session is created
last_seen_at string false false The last approximate time this session was seen. This does not update on every request.
url string false false The API URL of this session
user_id integer false false The id of the user
Example
{
  "authenticated_at": "2014-11-18T17:24:29Z",
  "id": 3432,
  "last_seen_at": "2014-11-18T17:30:52Z",
  "url": "https://company.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/12345/sessions/3432.json",
  "user_id": 12345
}

List Sessions

  • GET /api/v2/sessions
  • GET /api/v2/users/{user_id}/sessions.json

If authenticated as an admin, returns all the account's sessions. If authenticated as an agent or end user, returns only the sessions of the user making the request.

Pagination
  • Cursor pagination (recommended)
  • Offset pagination

See Pagination.

Allowed For
  • Admins, Agents, End users
Parameters
Name Type In Required Description
user_id integer Path true The ID of the user
Using curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/sessions.json \
  -v -u {email_address}:{password}
Example Response
Status 200 OK

{
  "sessions": [
    {
      "authenticated_at": "2014-11-18T17:24:29Z",
      "id": 3432,
      "last_seen_at": "2014-11-18T17:30:52Z",
      "url": "https://company.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/12345/sessions/3432.json",
      "user_id": 12345
    }
  ]
}

Delete the Authenticated Session

  • GET /api/v2/users/me/logout

Deletes the current session. In practice, this only works when using session auth for requests, such as client-side requests made from a Zendesk app. When using OAuth or basic authentication, you don't have a current session so this endpoint has no effect.

Allowed For
  • Admins, Agents, End users
Using curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/me/logout.json \
  -v -u {email_address}:{password} -X DELETE
Example Response
Status 204 No Content

Show the Currently Authenticated Session

  • GET /api/v2/users/me/session
Allowed For
  • Admins, Agents, End users
Using curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/me/session.json \
  -v -u {email_address}:{password}
Example Response
Status 200 OK

{
  "session": [
    {
      "authenticated_at": "2014-11-18T17:24:29Z",
      "id": 3432,
      "last_seen_at": "2014-11-18T17:30:52Z",
      "url": "https://company.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/12345/sessions/3432.json",
      "user_id": 12345
    }
  ]
}

Renew the current session

  • GET /api/v2/users/me/session/renew
Allowed For
  • Admins, Agents, End users
Using curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/me/session/renew.json \
  -v -u {email_address}:{password}
Example Response
Status 200 OK

{
  "authenticity_token": "huU19Z76zNC9Yvt+i9p7MviIOlOIg/JWqEdf6nGmnu9JInV04fksCIdtNDvoYAoV"
}

Bulk Deleting Sessions

  • GET /api/v2/users/{user_id}/sessions

Deletes all the sessions for a user.

Allowed For
  • Admins, Agents, End users
Parameters
Name Type In Required Description
user_id integer Path true The ID of the user
Using curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/{user_id}/sessions.json \
  -v -u {email_address}:{password} -X DELETE
Example Response
Status 204 No Content

Show Session

  • GET /api/v2/users/{user_id}/sessions/{session_id}
Allowed For
  • Admins, Agents, End users
Parameters
Name Type In Required Description
session_id integer Path true The ID of the session
user_id integer Path true The ID of the user
Using curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/{user_id}/sessions/{session_id}.json \
  -v -u {email_address}:{password}
Example Response
Status 200 OK

{
  "session": [
    {
      "authenticated_at": "2014-11-18T17:24:29Z",
      "id": 3432,
      "last_seen_at": "2014-11-18T17:30:52Z",
      "url": "https://company.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/12345/sessions/3432.json",
      "user_id": 12345
    }
  ]
}

Delete Session

  • DELETE /api/v2/users/{user_id}/sessions/{session_id}
Allowed For
  • Admins, Agents, End users
Parameters
Name Type In Required Description
session_id integer Path true The ID of the session
user_id integer Path true The ID of the user
Using curl
curl https://{subdomain}.zendesk.com/api/v2/users/{user_id}/sessions/{session_id}.json \
  -v -u {email_address}:{password} -X DELETE
Example Response
Status 204 No Content