Manage Applications

    Get authenticated user

    get
    https://api.box.com/2.0
    /users/me

    Retrieves information about the user who is currently authenticated.

    In the case of a 3-legged OAuth2, client-side authenticated application this will be the user who authorized the app.

    In the case of a JWT, server-side authenticated application this will be the service account that belongs to the application by default.

    Use the As-User header to change who this API call is made on behalf of.

    Request

    application/json

    Query Parameters

    string arrayin queryoptional
    id,type,name

    A comma-separated list of attributes to include in the response. This can be used to request fields that are not normally returned in a standard response.

    Be aware that specifying this parameter will have the effect that none of the standard fields are returned in the response unless explicitly specified, instead only fields for the mini representation are returned, additional to the fields requested.

    Response

    application/jsonUser

    Returns a single user object.

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    Request Example

    cURL
    curl -X GET https://api.box.com/2.0/users/me \
         -H "Authorization: Bearer <ACCESS_TOKEN>"
    .NET
    BoxUser currentUser = await client.UsersManager.GetCurrentUserInformationAsync();
    Java
    BoxUser user = BoxUser.getCurrentUser(api);
    BoxUser.Info info = user.getInfo();
    Python
    current_user = client.user().get()
    Node
    client.users.get(client.CURRENT_USER_ID)
    	.then(currentUser => {
    		/* currentUser -> {
                type: 'user',
                id: '33333',
                name: 'Example User',
                login: 'user@example.com',
                created_at: '2012-03-26T15:43:07-07:00',
                modified_at: '2012-12-12T11:34:29-08:00',
                language: 'en',
                space_amount: 5368709120,
                space_used: 2377016,
                max_upload_size: 262144000,
                status: 'active',
                job_title: 'Employee',
                phone: '5555555555',
                address: '555 Office Drive',
                avatar_url: 'https://app.box.com/api/avatar/deprecated' }
            */
    	});

    Response Example

    {
      "id": 11446498,
      "type": "user",
      "name": "Aaron Levie",
      "login": "ceo@example.com",
      "created_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
      "modified_at": "2012-12-12T10:53:43-08:00",
      "language": "en",
      "timezone": "Africa/Bujumbura",
      "space_amount": 11345156112,
      "space_used": 1237009912,
      "max_upload_size": 2147483648,
      "status": "active",
      "job_title": "CEO",
      "phone": 6509241374,
      "address": "900 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.box.com/api/avatar/large/181216415",
      "role": "admin",
      "tracking_codes": [
        {
          "type": "tracking_code",
          "name": "department",
          "value": "Sales"
        }
      ],
      "can_see_managed_users": true,
      "is_sync_enabled": true,
      "is_external_collab_restricted": true,
      "is_exempt_from_device_limits": true,
      "is_exempt_from_login_verification": true,
      "enterprise": {
        "id": 11446498,
        "type": "enterprise",
        "name": "Acme Inc."
      },
      "my_tags": [
        "important"
      ],
      "hostname": "https://example.app.box.com/",
      "is_platform_access_only": true,
      "external_app_user_id": "my-app-user"
    }