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plone.restapi 1.0a9

plone.restapi is a RESTful hypermedia API for Plone.

Latest Version: 1.1.0


plone.restapi is a RESTful hypermedia API for Plone.

RESTful Hypermedia API

REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is a software architectural principle to create loosely coupled web APIs.

Most web APIs have a tight coupling between client and server. This makes them brittle and hard to change over time. It requires them not only to fully document every small detail of the API, but also write a client implementation that follows that specification 100% and breaks as soon as you change any detail.

A hypermedia API just provides an entry point to the API that contains hyperlinks the clients can follow. Just like a human user of a regular website, that knows the initial URL of a website and then follows hyperlinks to navigate through the site. This has the advantage that the client just needs to understand how to detect and follow links. The URL and other details of the API can change without breaking the client.

Live Demo

Heroku live demo::


You will need some kind of API browser application to explore the API. We recommend to use Postman.

Design Decisions

  • A truly RESTful API (Hypermedia / HATEOAS / Linked-data)
  • JSON is the main target format, support other formats (HTML, XML) later
  • Use HTTP headers (to set format and versioning, also provide URL-based option to make it easier for people to try it out)
  • No versioning, version in the HTTP header can be added later
  • Field names just map over (we will not try to clean up attributes or enforce naming standards like pep8 (e.g. isPrincipiaFoldish -> is_folderish)

Software Quality

  • 100% Test Coverage
  • 100% PEP8 compliant


The project is licensed under the GPLv2.


Note: place names and roles of the people who contribute to this package
in this file, one to a line, like so:
  • Timo Stollenwerk, Original Author
  • Thomas Buchberger
  • Lukas Graf
  • Víctor Fernández de Alba
  • Paul Roeland
  • Mikel Larreategi


1.0a9 (2017-03-03)

New Features:

  • Make date and datetime fields provide a ‘widget’ attribute. [timo]
  • Add documentation for types endpoint schema. [timo]
  • Add basic groups CRUD operations in @groups endpoints [sneridagh]
  • Make @types endpoint include a ‘mode’ attribute. This fixes [timo]


  • Fix queries to ensure ordering of container items by getObjectPositionInParent. [lgraf]

1.0a8 (2017-01-12)

New Features:

  • Add simple user search capabilities in the GET @users endpoint. [sneridagh]


1.0a7 (2016-12-05)


1.0a6 (2016-11-30)

New Features:

  • Introduce dedicated permission required to use REST API at all (assigned to everybody by default). [lgraf]


  • When token expires, PAS plugin should return an empty credential. [ebrehault]

1.0a5 (2016-10-07)


1.0a4 (2016-10-05)

New Features:

  • Make POST request return the serialized object. [timo]
  • Include ‘id’ attribute in responses. [timo]

1.0a3 (2016-09-27)

New Features:

  • Add @users endpoint. [timo]


  • Fix bug where disabling the “Use Keyring” flag wasn’t persisted in jwt_auth plugin. [lgraf]

1.0a2 (2016-08-20)

New Features:

  • Implements navigation and breadcrumbs components [ebrehault]
  • Add widget and support for RichText field in @types component. [ebrehault]
  • Add fieldsets in @types [ebrehault]


  • Disable automatic CSRF protection for @login and @login-renew endpoints: If persisting tokens server-side is enabled, those requests need to be allowed to cause DB writes. [lgraf]
  • Documentation: Fixed parameter ‘data’ to JSON format in JWT Authentication documentation [lccruz]
  • Tests: Fail tests on uncommitted changes to docs/source/_json/ [lgraf]
  • Tests: Use freezegun to freeze hard to control timestamps in response dumps used for documentation. [lgraf]
  • Tests: Limit available languages to a small set to avoid excessive language lists in response dumps used for documentation. [lgraf]

1.0a1 (2016-07-14)

  • Initial release. [timo,buchi,lukasgraf,et al.]
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