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PluralKit has a basic HTTP REST API for querying and modifying your system. The root endpoint of the API is https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/.

Endpoints will always return all fields, using null when a value is missing. On PATCH endpoints, missing fields from the JSON request will be ignored and preserved as is, but on POST endpoints will be set to null or cleared.

Endpoints taking JSON bodies (eg. most PATCH and PUT endpoints) require the Content-Type: application/json header set.

Authentication

Authentication is done with a simple “system token”. You can get your system token by running pk;token using the Discord bot, either in a channel with the bot or in DMs. Then, pass this token in the Authorization HTTP header on requests that require it. Failure to do so on endpoints that require authentication will return a 401 Unauthorized.

Some endpoints show information that a given system may have set to private. If this is a specific field (eg. description), the field will simply contain null rather than the true value. If this applies to entire endpoint responses (eg. fronter, switches, member list), the entire request will return 403 Forbidden. Authenticating with the system’s token (as described above) will override these privacy settings and show the full information.

Models

The following three models (usually represented in JSON format) represent the various objects in PluralKit’s API. A ? after the column type indicates an optional (nullable) parameter.

System model

Key Type Patchable? Notes
id string No  
name string? Yes 100-character limit.
description string? Yes 1000-character limit.
tag string? Yes  
avatar_url url? Yes Not validated server-side.
tz string? Yes Tzdb identifier. Patching with null will store "UTC".
created datetime No  
description_privacy string? Yes Patching with private will set it to private; public or null will set it to public.
member_list_privacy string? Yes Same as above.
front_privacy string? Yes Same as above.
front_history_privacy string? Yes Same as above.

Member model

Key Type Patchable? Notes
id string No  
name string? Yes 50-character limit.
display_name string? Yes 50-character limit.
description string? Yes 1000-character limit.
color color? Yes 6-char hex (eg. ff7000), sans #.
avatar_url url? Yes Not validated server-side.
birthday date? Yes ISO-8601 (YYYY-MM-DD) format, year of 0001 or 0004 means hidden year. Birthdays set after 2020-02-10 use 0004 as a sentinel year, but both options are recognized as valid.
prefix string? Yes Deprecated. Use proxy_tags instead.
suffix string? Yes Deprecated. Use proxy_tags instead.
proxy_tags ProxyTag[] Yes (entire array) An array of ProxyTag (see below) objects, each representing a single prefix/suffix pair.
keep_proxy bool Yes Whether to display a member’s proxy tags in the proxied message.
created datetime No  
privacy string? Yes Patching with private will set it to private; public or null will set it to public.

ProxyTag object

Key Type
prefix string?
suffix string?

Switch model

Key Type Notes
timestamp datetime  
members list of id/Member Is sometimes in plain ID list form (eg. GET /s/<id>/switches), sometimes includes the full Member model (eg. GET /s/<id>/fronters).

Message model

Key Type Notes
timestamp datetime  
id snowflake The ID of the message sent by the webhook. Encoded as string for precision reasons.
original snowflake The ID of the (now-deleted) message that triggered the proxy. Encoded as string for precision reasons.
sender snowflake The user ID of the account that triggered the proxy. Encoded as string for precision reasons.
channel snowflake The ID of the channel the message was sent in. Encoded as string for precision reasons.
system full System object The system that proxied the message.
member full Member object The member that proxied the message.

Endpoints

GET /s

Requires authentication.

Returns information about your own system.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/s

Example response

{
    "id": "abcde",
    "name": "My System",
    "description": "This is my system description. Yay.",
    "tag": "[MySys]",
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
    "tz": "Europe/Copenhagen",
    "created": "2019-01-01T14:30:00.987654Z",
    "description_privacy": "private",
    "member_list_privacy": "public",
    "front_privacy": "public",
    "front_history_privacy": "private"
}

GET /s/<id>

Queries a system by its 5-character ID, and returns information about it. If the system doesn’t exist, returns 404 Not Found. Some fields may be set to null if unauthenticated and the system has chosen to make those fields private.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/s/abcde

Example response

{
    "id": "abcde",
    "name": "My System",
    "description": "This is my system description. Yay.",
    "tag": "[MySys]",
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
    "tz": "Europe/Copenhagen",
    "created": "2019-01-01T14:30:00.987654Z",
    "description_privacy": null,
    "member_list_privacy": null,
    "front_privacy": null,
    "front_history_privacy": null
}

GET /s/<id>/members

Queries a system’s member list by its 5-character ID. If the system doesn’t exist, returns 404 Not Found. If the system has chosen to hide its member list, this will return 403 Forbidden, unless the request is authenticated with the system’s token. If the request is not authenticated with the system’s token, members marked as private will not be returned.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/s/abcde/members

Example response

[
    {
        "id": "qwert",
        "name": "Craig Johnson",
        "color": "ff7000",
        "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
        "birthday": "1997-07-14",
        "pronouns": "he/him or they/them",
        "description": "I am Craig, example user extraordinaire.",
        "proxy_tags": [{"prefix": "[", "suffix": "]"}],
        "keep_proxy": false,
        "created": "2019-01-01T15:00:00.654321Z",
        "privacy": null
    }
]

GET /s/<id>/switches[?before=]

Returns a system’s switch history in newest-first chronological order, with a maximum of 100 switches. If the system doesn’t exist, returns 404 Not Found. Optionally takes a ?before= query parameter with an ISO-8601-formatted timestamp, and will only return switches that happen before that timestamp.

If the system has chosen to hide its switch history, this will return 403 Forbidden, unless the request is authenticated with the system’s token.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/s/abcde/switches?before=2019-03-01T14:00:00Z

Example response

[
    {
        "timestamp": "2019-02-23T14:20:59.123456Z",
        "members": ["qwert", "yuiop"]
    },
    {
        "timestamp": "2019-02-22T12:00:00Z",
        "members": ["yuiop"]
    },
    {
        "timestamp": "2019-02-20T09:30:00Z",
        "members": []
    }
]

GET /s/<id>/fronters

Returns a system’s current fronter(s), with fully hydrated member objects. If the system doesn’t exist, or the system has no registered switches, returns 404 Not Found. If the system has chosen to hide its current fronters, this will return 403 Forbidden, unless the request is authenticated with the system’s token. If a returned member is private, and the request isn’t properly authenticated, some fields may be null.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/s/abcde/fronters

Example response

{
    "timestamp": "2019-07-09T17:22:46.47441Z",
    "members": [
        {
            "id": "qwert",
            "name": "Craig Johnson",
            "color": "ff7000",
            "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
            "birthday": "1997-07-14",
            "pronouns": "he/him or they/them",
            "description": "I am Craig, example user extraordinaire.",
            "proxy_tags": [{"prefix": "[", "suffix": "]"}],
            "keep_proxy": false,
            "created": "2019-01-01T15:00:00.654321Z"
        }
    ]
}

PATCH /s

Requires authentication.

Edits your own system’s information. Missing fields will keep their current values. Will return the new system object.

Example request

PATCH https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/s
{
    "name": "New System Name",
    "tag": "{Sys}",
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/new/avatar.png",
    "tz": "America/New_York",
    "description_privacy": "private",
    "member_list_privacy": "public",
    "front_privacy": "public",
    "front_history_privacy": "private"
}

(note the absence of a description field, which has its old value preserved in the response)

Example response

{
    "id": "abcde",
    "name": "New System Name",
    "description": "The Old Description, Not Updated",
    "tag": "{Sys}",
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/new/avatar.png",
    "tz": "America/New_York",
    "created": "2019-01-01T14:30:00.987654Z",
    "description_privacy": "private",
    "member_list_privacy": "public",
    "front_privacy": "public",
    "front_history_privacy": "private"
}

POST /s/switches

Requires authentication.

Registers a new switch to your own system given a list of member IDs.

Example request

POST https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/s/switches
{
    "members": ["qwert", "yuiop"]
}

Example response

(204 No Content)

GET /m/<id>

Queries a member’s information by its 5-character member ID. If the member does not exist, will return 404 Not Found. If this member is marked private, and the request isn’t authenticated with the member’s system’s token, some fields (currently only description) will contain null rather than the true value. Regardless of privacy setting, a non-authenticated request will only receive null for the privacy field.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/m/qwert

Example response

{
    "id": "qwert",
    "name": "Craig Johnson",
    "color": "ff7000",
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
    "birthday": "1997-07-14",
    "pronouns": "he/him or they/them",
    "description": "I am Craig, example user extraordinaire.",
    "proxy_tags": [{"prefix": "[", "suffix": "]"}],
    "keep_proxy": false,
    "created": "2019-01-01T15:00:00.654321Z",
    "privacy": "public"
}

POST /m

Requires authentication.

Creates a new member with the information given. Missing fields (except for name) will be set to null. Will return the new member object. Member must (obviously) belong to your own system.

Example request

POST https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/m
{
    "name": "Craig Peterson",
    "display_name": "Craig Peterson [he/they]",
    "color": null,
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/new/image.png",
    "birthday": "1997-07-14",
    "pronouns": "they/them",
    "description": "I am Craig, cooler example user extraordinaire.",
    "keep_proxy": false,
    "privacy": "public"
}

(note the absence of a proxy_tags field, which is cleared in the response)

Example response

{
    "id": "qwert",
    "name": "Craig Peterson",
    "display_name": "Craig Peterson [he/they]",
    "color": null,
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/new/image.png",
    "birthday": "1997-07-14",
    "pronouns": "they/them",
    "description": "I am Craig, cooler example user extraordinaire.",
    "proxy_tags": [],
    "keep_proxy": false,
    "created": "2019-01-01T15:00:00.654321Z",
    "privacy": "public"
}

PATCH /m/<id>

Requires authentication.

Edits a member’s information. Missing fields will keep their current values. Will return the new member object. Member must (obviously) belong to your own system.

Example request

PATCH https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/m/qwert
{
    "name": "Craig Peterson",
    "display_name": "Craig Peterson [he/they]",
    "color": null,
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/new/image.png",
    "birthday": "1997-07-14",
    "pronouns": "they/them",
    "description": "I am Craig, cooler example user extraordinaire.",
    "keep_proxy": false,
    "privacy": "public"
}

(note the absence of a proxy_tags field, which keeps its old value in the response)

Example response

{
    "id": "qwert",
    "name": "Craig Peterson",
    "display_name": "Craig Peterson [he/they]",
    "color": null,
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/new/image.png",
    "birthday": "1997-07-14",
    "pronouns": "they/them",
    "description": "I am Craig, cooler example user extraordinaire.",
    "proxy_tags": [{"prefix": "[", "suffix": "]"}],
    "keep_proxy": false,
    "created": "2019-01-01T15:00:00.654321Z",
    "privacy": "public"
}

DELETE /m/<id>

Requires authentication.

Deletes a member from the database. Be careful as there is no confirmation and the member will be deleted immediately. Member must (obviously) belong to your own system.

Example request

DELETE https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/m/qwert

Example response

(204 No Content)

GET /a/<id>

Queries a system by its linked Discord account ID (17/18-digit numeric snowflake). Returns 404 Not Found if the account doesn’t have a system linked. Some fields may be set to null if unauthenticated and the system has chosen to make those fields private.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/a/466378653216014359

Example response

{
    "id": "abcde",
    "name": "My System",
    "description": "This is my system description. Yay.",
    "tag": "[MySys]",
    "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
    "tz": "Europe/Copenhagen",
    "created": "2019-01-01T14:30:00.987654Z",
    "description_privacy": null,
    "member_list_privacy": null,
    "front_privacy": null,
    "front_history_privacy": null
}

GET /msg/<id>

Looks up a proxied message by its message ID. Returns 404 Not Found if the message ID is invalid or wasn’t found (eg. was deleted or not proxied by PK). You can also look messages up by their trigger message ID (useful for, say, logging bot integration).

The returned system and member’s privacy settings will be respected, and as such, some fields may be set to null without the proper authentication.

Example request

GET https://api.pluralkit.me/v1/msg/601014599386398700

Example response

{
    "timestamp": "2019-07-17T11:37:26.805Z",
    "id": "601014599386398700",
    "original": "601014598168435600",
    "sender": "466378653216014359",
    "channel": "471388251102380000",
    "system": {
        "id": "abcde",
        "name": "My System",
        "description": "This is my system description. Yay.",
        "tag": "[MySys]",
        "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
        "tz": "Europe/Copenhagen",
        "created": "2019-01-01T14:30:00.987654Z"
    },
    "member": {
        "id": "qwert",
        "name": "Craig Johnson",
        "color": "ff7000",
        "avatar_url": "https://path/to/avatar/image.png",
        "birthday": "1997-07-14",
        "pronouns": "he/him or they/them",
        "description": "I am Craig, example user extraordinaire.",
        "proxy_tags": [{"prefix": "[", "suffix": "]"}],
        "keep_proxy": false,
        "created": "2019-01-01T15:00:00.654321Z"
    }
}

Version history

  • 2020-02-10
    • Birthdates with no year can now be stored using 0004 as a year, for better leap year support. Both options remain valid and either may be returned by the API.
    • Added privacy set/get support, meaning you will now see privacy values in authed requests and can set them.
  • 2020-01-08
    • Added privacy support, meaning some responses will now lack information or return 403s, depending on the specific system and member’s privacy settings.
  • 2019-12-28
    • Changed behaviour of missing fields in PATCH responses, will now preserve the old value instead of clearing
    • This is technically a breaking change, but not significantly so, so I won’t bump the version number.
  • 2019-10-31
    • Added proxy_tags field to members
    • Added keep_proxy field to members
    • Deprecated prefix and suffix member fields, will be removed at some point (tm)
  • 2019-07-17
    • Added endpoint for querying system by account
    • Added endpoint for querying message contents
  • 2019-07-10 (v1)
    • First specified version
  • (prehistory)
    • Initial release