Ubuntu Core REST API

You can interface with snapd on any Ubuntu Core system using its REST API.

Versioning

The API evolves, some changes are deemed backwards-compatible (such as adding methods or verbs, or adding members to the returned JSON objects) and don't warrant an endpoint change; some changes won't be backwards compatible, and will be exposed under a new endpoint.

Connecting

While it is expected to allow clients to connect using HTTPS over a TCP socket, at this point only a UNIX socket is supported. The socket is /run/snapd.socket.

Authentication

The API documents three levels of access: open, authenticated and root. APIs with open access will succeed without authorization. Authenticated access requires suitable authorization to be provided with each request. Root requires the requester to be the root user. The root user also gains authenticated access without having to send authorization.

Authorization is provided by sending a Macaroon with the HTTP Authorization header. For example:

Authorization: Macaroon root="serialized-store-macaroon",discharge="discharge-for-macaroon-authentication"

Authorization may also be performed using Polkit if that is available. The client may choose to allow user interaction for authentication, e.g. for a dialog to show in a graphical session. This is done by setting an HTTP header (defaults to false):

X-Allow-Interaction: true

Responses

Synchronous Response

For a standard synchronous operation, the following JSON object is returned:

Example:

{
    "type": "sync"
    "status-code": 200,
    "status": "OK",
    "result": { "name": "value" }
}

Fields

  • type: Always sync.
  • status-code: HTTP status code matching the HTTP status line.
  • status: HTTP reason phrase matching the HTTP status line.
  • result: Result from the request. This can be any JSON structure and is commonly either an object or an array.

Asynchronous Response

When a request takes time to complete an asynchronous response is returned. The request is assigned a change id, which can be checked by requesting GET /v2/changes/[id].

Example:

{
    "type": "async"
    "status-code": 202,
    "status": "Accepted",
    "change": "401"
}

Fields

  • type: Always async.
  • status-code: HTTP status code matching the HTTP status line (always 202).
  • status: HTTP reason phrase matching the HTTP status line (always Accepted).
  • change: Id of the change in progress.

Error Response

If a request cannot be completed, an error response is returned.

Example:

{
    "type": "error"
    "status-code": 401,
    "status": "Unauthorized",
    "result": {
        "message": "access denied",
        "kind": "login-required",
    }
}

Fields

  • type: Always error.
  • status-code: HTTP status code matching the HTTP status line.
  • status: HTTP reason phrase matching the HTTP status line.
  • result: Error information.

Result Fields

  • message: Description of the error, suitable for displaying to a user.
  • kind: Unique code for the error, to enable a snapd client to display appropriate behaviour (optional).

Error kinds

  • two-factor-required: the client needs to retry the login command including an OTP
  • two-factor-failed: the OTP provided wasn't recognised
  • login-required: the requested operation cannot be performed without an authenticated user. This is the kind of any other 401 Unauthorized response.
  • invalid-auth-data: the authentication data provided failed to validate (e.g. a malformed email address). The value of the error is an object with a key per failed field and a list of the failures on each field.
  • terms-not-accepted: the user has not accepted the store's terms of service.
  • no-payment-methods: the user does not have a payment method registered to complete a purchase.
  • payment-declined: the user's payment method was declined by the payment provider.
  • password-policy: provided password doesn't meet system policy.
  • snap-already-installed: the requested snap is already installed.
  • snap-not-installed: the requested snap is not installed.
  • snap-needs-devmode: the requested snap needs devmode to be installed.
  • snap-needs-classic: the requested snap needs classic confinement to be installed.
  • snap-needs-classic-system: the requested snap can't be installed on the current system.
  • snap-no-update-available: the requested snap does not have an update available.
  • bad-query: a bad query was provided.
  • network-timeout: a timeout occurred during the request.

GET /

Reserved for human-readable content describing the service.

GET /v2/system-info

  • Description: Server configuration and environment information.
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Dict with the operating system's key values.

Response

Example:

{
    "series": "16",
    "version": "2.0.17",
    "os-release": {
        "id": "ubuntu",
        "version-id": "17.04"
    },
    "on-classic": true,
    "managed": false,
    "kernel-version": "4.10.0-15-generic"
    "locations": {
        "snap-mount-dir": "/snap",
        "snap-bin-dir": "/snap/bin"
    },
    "refresh": {
        "last": "",
        "next": "",
        "schedule": ""
    },
    "confinement": "strict"
}

Fields

  • series: The core series in use.
  • version: The version of snapd.
  • os-release: Object containing release information as sourced from /etc/os-release. Contains id which is a unique ID for each OS and version-id which is a string describing the version of this OS.
  • on-classic: true if not running on fully snap managed system.
  • managed: true if able to manage user accounts (?).
  • kernel-version: version of the kernel on this system.
  • store: the name of the store being used (optional, omitted if using the standard store).
  • locations: dict containing directory locations used by snapd (see below).
  • refresh: dict containing refresh times (optional, see below).
  • confinement: the level of confinement the system supports; either strict or partial.

Location fields

  • snap-mount-dir: directory where snaps are mounted in.
  • snap-bin-dir: directory where snap apps are run from.

Refresh fields

  • last: last time a refresh was performed.
  • next: next time a refresh will be performed.
  • schedule: scheduled that updates are being checked with.

POST /v2/login

  • Description: Log user in the store.
  • Access: root
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Dict with the authenticated user information or error.

Request

Example:

{
     "email": "foo@bar.com",
     "password": "swordfish",
     "otp": "123456"
}

Fields

  • email: The email address being logged in with. This must be a valid email address (also supported with legacy username field).
  • password: Password for this account.
  • otp: One time password for this account (optional). This field being wrong will generate the two-factor-required or two-factor-failed errors.

Response

Example:

{
    "id": 1,
    "username": "user1",
    "email": "user1@example.com",
    "macaroon": "serialized-store-macaroon",
    "discharges": ["discharge-for-macaroon-authentication"]
}

Fields

  • id: Unique ID for this user account.
  • email: Email address associated with this account.
  • username: Local username associated with this account (optional).
  • macaroon: Serialized macaroon to be passed back in the HTTP Authorization header.
  • discharges: Array of serialized discharges to be passed back in the HTTP Authorization header.

POST /v2/logout

  • Description: Log user out of the store.
  • Access: root
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: 200 OK or an error.

GET /v2/find

  • Description: Find snaps in the store.
  • Access: open or authenticated.
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: list of snaps in the store that match the search term and that this system can handle.

Parameters:

q

Search for snaps that match the given string. Spaces between words are treated as logical AND operators. This is a weighted broad search, meant as the main interface to searching for snaps.

name

Search for snaps whose name matches the given string. Can't be used together with q. This is meant for things like autocompletion. The match is exact (i.e. find would return 0 or 1 results) unless the string ends in *.

section

Section in the store to search. Use GET /v2/sections to get the names of the sections.

select

Alter the collection searched:

  • refresh: search refreshable snaps. Can't be used with q, nor name.
  • private: search private snaps (by default, find only searches public snaps). Can't be used with name, only q (for now at least).

Response

Example:

[{
      "channel": "stable",
      "channels": {
          "latest/beta": {
              "revision": "12",
              "confinement": "strict",
              "version": "1.0.51.12",
              "channel": "beta",
              "epoch": "0",
              "size": 100486
          },
          "latest/stable": {
              "revision": "11",
              "confinement": "strict",
              "version": "1.0.51.11",
              "channel": "stable",
              "epoch": "0",
              "size": 90112
          }
      },
      "confinement": "strict",
      "contact": "mailto:developer@example.com",
      "description": "Moon-buggy is a simple character graphics game, where you drive some kind of car across the moon's surface.  Unfortunately there are dangerous craters there.  Fortunately your car can jump over them!\r\n",
      "developer": "dholbach",
      "download-size": 90112,
      "icon": "",
      "id": "2kkitQurgOkL3foImG4wDwn9CIANuHlt",
      "license": "GPL-2.0+",
      "name": "moon-buggy",
      "private": false,
      "resource": "/v2/snaps/moon-buggy",
      "revision": "11",
      "status": "available",
      "summary": "Drive a car across the moon",
      "tracks": ["latest"],
      "type": "app",
      "version": "1.0.51.11"
      "prices": {"EUR": 1.99, "USD": 2.49}
    }, {
      "channel": "stable",
      "channels": {
          "latest/stable": {
              "revision": "11",
              "confinement": "strict",
              "version": "4.6692016",
              "channel": "stable",
              "epoch": "0",
              "size": 1110016
          }
      },
      "confinement": "strict",
      "contact": "mailto:developer@example.com",
      "description": "no description",
      "developer": "chipaca",
      "download-size": 1110016,
      "icon": "https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/site_media/appmedia/2015/10/http.png",
      "name": "http",
      "resource": "/v2/snaps/http",
      "revision": 14,
      "screenshots": [{url: "https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/site_media/appmedia/2015/10/screenshot.png", width: 800, height: 1280}],
      "status": "available",
      "summary": "HTTPie in a snap",
      "tracks": ["latest"],
      "type": "app",
      "version": "4.6692016"
}]

Fields

  • channel: the channel this snap is from.
  • channels: available channels to download. See below for fields. (only returned for searches with name parameter).
  • confinement: the confinement requested by the snap itself; one of strict, classic or devmode.
  • contact: the method of contacting the developer.
  • description: snap description.
  • developer: developer who created the snap.
  • download-size: how big the download will be in bytes.
  • icon: a url to the snap icon, possibly relative to this server.
  • id: unique ID for this snap.
  • license: an SPDX license expression.
  • name: the snap name.
  • prices: JSON object with properties named by ISO 4217 currency code. The values of the properties are numerics representing the cost in each currency. For free snaps, the "prices" property is omitted.
  • private: true if this snap is only available to its author.
  • resource: HTTP resource for this snap.
  • revision: a number representing the revision.
  • screenshots: JSON array of the screenshots for this snap. Each screenshot has a url field for the image and optionally width and height (in pixels).
  • status: can be either available, or priced (i.e. needs to be bought to become available).
  • tracks: names of tracks that are available (ordered).
  • summary: one-line summary.
  • type: the type of snap; one of app, kernel, gadget, or os.
  • version: a string representing the version.

Channel Fields

  • channel: the channel this snap is from.
  • confinement: the confinement requested by the snap itself; one of strict, classic or devmode.
  • epoch: ?. Must be in the form of an integer.
  • revision: a number representing the revision in this channel.
  • size: how big the download will be in bytes.
  • version: a string representing the version in this channel.

Response meta data:

Example:

{
    "suggested-currency": "GBP"
}
Fields
  • suggested-currency: the suggested currency to use for presentation, derived by Geo IP lookup.

GET /v2/snaps

  • Description: List installed snaps.
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: list of snaps installed in this Ubuntu Core system, as for /v2/find.

Response

Example:

[{
      "apps": [{"name": "moon-buggy"}]
      "channel": "stable"
      "confinement": "strict"
      "description": "Moon-buggy is a simple character graphics game, where you drive some kind of car across the moon's surface.  Unfortunately there are dangerous craters there.  Fortunately your car can jump over them!\r\n",
      "developer": "dholbach",
      "devmode": false,
      "icon": "",
      "id": "2kkitQurgOkL3foImG4wDwn9CIANuHlt",
      "install-date": "2016-05-17T09:36:53+12:00",
      "installed-size": 90112,
      "license": "GPL-2.0+",
      "name": "moon-buggy",
      "private": false,
      "resource": "/v2/snaps/moon-buggy",
      "revision": "11",
      "status": "active",
      "summary": "Drive a car across the moon",
      "trymode": false,
      "type": "app",
      "version": "1.0.51.11"
    }, {
      "summary": "The ubuntu-core OS snap",
      "description": "A secure, minimal transactional OS for devices and containers.",
      "icon": "",                  // core might not have an icon
      "installed-size": 67784704,
      "install-date": "2016-03-08T11:29:21Z",
      "name": "core",
      "developer": "canonical",
      "resource": "/v2/snaps/ubuntu-core",
      "status": "active",
      "type": "core",
      "update-available": 247,
      "version": "241",
      "revision": 99,
      "channel": "stable",
}]

Fields

In addition to the fields described in /v2/find:

  • apps: JSON array of apps the snap provides. See below for fields.
  • broken: a string describing if this snap is not working (optional).
  • devmode: true if the snap is currently installed in development mode.
  • installed-size: how much space the snap itself (not its data) uses.
  • install-date: the date and time when the snap was installed in RFC3339 UTC format.
  • jailmode: true if the app is currently installed in jail mode.
  • status: can be either installed or active (i.e. is current).
  • tracking-channel: the channel updates will be installed from.
  • trymode: true if the app was installed in try mode.

furthermore, channels, download-size, screenshots,prices and tracks cannot occur in the output of /v2/snaps.

App Fields

  • name: Name of the app, i.e. the name of the executable.
  • aliases: A list of alias names for this app (optional).
  • daemon: The type of daemon this app is. One of "simple", "forking", "oneshot", "dbus" or "notify" (optional, only applicable for daemons).
  • desktop-file: Path to desktop file for this app (optional).

POST /v2/snaps

  • Description: Install, refresh, revert, remove, enable, disable or switch snaps.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: async
  • Return: Background operation or standard error.

Store Request

Example:

{
    "action": "refresh",
    "snaps": ["moon-buggy"]
}

Fields

  • action: Either install, refresh, remove, revert, enable, disable or switch.
  • channel: Channel to install from (optional, only applicable with action set to install, refresh, or switch).
  • classic Put snap in classic mode and disable security confinement if true (optional, only applicable with action set to install, refresh, revert).
  • devmode Put snap in development mode and disable security confinement if true (optional, only applicable with action set to install, refresh, revert. Not allowed when more than one snap requested).
  • ignore-validation: Ignore validation by other snaps blocking the refresh if true (optional, only applicable with action set to refresh).
  • jailmode: Put snap in enforced confinement mode if true (optional, only applicable with action set to install, refresh, revert. Not allowed when more than one snap requested).
  • revision: Revision to install (optional, only applicable with action set to install, refresh or revert. Not allowed when more than one snap requested).
  • snaps: Array of snap names to perform action on (optional, interpreted as all snaps if not present for a refresh).

Sideload Request

Snaps can be sideloaded by passing the snap content in a multipart/form-data request with one file named "snap".

Example:

POST /v2/snaps HTTP/1.1
Host:
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=foo
Content-Length: 20638

--foo
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="devmode"

true
--foo
Content-Disposition: form-data; name="snap"; filename="hello-world_27.snap"

<20480 bytes of snap file data>
--foo

The following fields are supported: action: The action to perform, either install or try (optional, defaults to install). classic: Put snap in classic mode and disable security confinement if true (optional). dangerous: Install the given snap file even if there are no pre-acknowledged signatures for it, meaning it was not verified and could be dangerous if true (optional, implied by devmode). devmode: Put snap in development mode and disable security confinement if true (optional). jailmode: Put snap in enforced confinement mode if true (optional). snap: The contents of the snap file. Note that filename is required to be set but the value is not used. Content-Type is not required, but recommended. (optional, required if action is install) * snap-path: Directory to install in try mode (optional, required if action is try).

GET /v2/snaps/[name]

  • Description: Details for an installed snap.
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Snap details (as in /v2/snaps).

POST /v2/snaps/[name]

  • Description: Install, refresh, remove, revert, enable or disable.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: async
  • Return: Background operation or standard error.

Request

Example:

{
    "action": "install",
    "channel": "beta"
}

Fields

  • action: Either install, refresh, remove, revert, enable, or disable.
  • channel: From which channel to pull the new package (and track henceforth). Channels are a means to discern the maturity of a package or the software it contains, although the exact meaning is left to the application developer. One of edge, beta, candidate, and stable which is the default. (optional, only applicable when action is install or refresh).

GET /v2/snaps/[name]/conf

  • Description: Configuration details for an installed snap.
  • Access: root
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: JSON map of configuration keys and values.

Parameters

keys

Request the configuration values corresponding to the specific keys (comma-separated).

PUT /v2/snaps/[name]/conf

  • Description: Set the configuration details for an installed snap.
  • Access: root
  • Operation: async
  • Return: Background operation or standard error.

Request

Example:

{
    "conf-key1": "conf-value1",
    "conf-key2": "conf-value2"
}

GET /v2/icons/[name]/icon

  • Description: Get an icon from a snap installed on the system. The response will be the raw contents of the icon file; the content-type will be set accordingly and the Content-Disposition header will specify the filename.

This fetches the icon from the snap itself. * Access: open

This is not a standard return type.

GET /v2/assertions

  • Description: Get the list of assertion types.
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: list of assertion types

Response

Example:

{
    "types": ["account","account-key","account-key-request","base-declaration","device-session-request","model","repair","serial","serial-request","snap-build","snap-declaration","snap-developer","snap-revision","store","system-user","validation"]
}

GET /v2/assertions/[assertionType]

  • Description: Get all the assertions in the system assertion database of the given type
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: stream of assertions

The response is a stream of assertions separated by double newlines. The X-Ubuntu-Assertions-Count header is set to the number of returned assertions, 0 or more.

Assertions can be filtered on header values using parameters, e.g. GET /v2/assertions/account?username=canonical will return all account assertions where type=account and username=canonical.

Example:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/x.ubuntu.assertion; bundle=y
X-Ubuntu-Assertions-Count: 2
<http-headers>

type: <type>
<assertion-headers>
body-length: <length>
sign-key-sha3-384: <key>

<body>

<signature>

type: <type>
<assertion-headers>
sign-key-sha3-384: <key>

<signature>

Note, to determine the boundary between assertions the headers need to be decoded to check if each assertion contains a body.

POST /v2/assertions

  • Description: Tries to add an assertion to the system assertion database.
  • Authorization: root
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: 200 OK or an error

The body of the request provides the assertion to add. The assertion may also be a newer revision of a pre-existing assertion that it will replace.

To succeed the assertion must be valid, its signature verified with a known public key and the assertion consistent with and its prerequisite in the database.

Example:

POST /v2/assertions HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/x.ubuntu.assertion
<http-headers>

type: <type>
<assertion-headers>
sign-key-sha3-384: <key>

<signature>

GET /v2/interfaces

  • Description: Get all the plugs, slots and their connections.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: an object with two arrays of plugs, slots and their connections.

Response

Example:

{
    "slots": [
        {
            "snap":  "canonical-pi2",
            "slot":  "pin-13",
            "interface":  "bool-file",
            "label": "Pin 13",
            "connections": [
                {"snap": "keyboard-lights", "plug": "capslock-led"}
            ]
        },
        {
            "snap":  "canonical-pi2",
            "slot":  "port-0",
            "interface":  "serial-port",
            "label": "Serial Port 0",
            "attrs": {"path": "/dev/ttyS0"}
        }
    ],
    "plugs": [
        {
            "snap":  "keyboard-lights",
            "plug":  "capslock-led",
            "interface": "bool-file",
            "label": "Capslock indicator LED",
            "connections": [
                {"snap": "canonical-pi2", "slot": "pin-13"}
            ]
        }
    ]
}

Fields for plugs / slots

  • snap: The snap this plug / slot is part of.
  • plug or slot: The name of this plug / slot.
  • interface: The interface this plug / slot uses.
  • attrs: Dict containing attributes for the interface in use. Attributes values can be of any type, e.g. boolean, strings etc.
  • label: Human readable description of plug / slot.
  • connections: List of current slots / plugs that are connected to this. Each connection contains the name of the snap and the connected slot / plug.

POST /v2/interfaces

  • Description: Issue an action to the interface system.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: async
  • Return: Background operation or standard error.

Example:

{
    "action": "connect",
    "slots": [{"snap": "canonical-pi2",   "slot": "pin-13"}],
    "plugs": [{"snap": "keyboard-lights", "plug": "capslock-led"}]
}

Fields

  • action: Action to perform, either "connect" or "disconnect".
  • plugs: Array of plugs to connect. Each plug is referred to by the snap it is part of and the name of the plug.
  • slots: Array of slots to connect to. Each slot is referred to by the snap it is part of and the name of the slot.

POST /v2/buy

  • Description: Buy the specified snap.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Dict with buy state.

Request

Example:

{
    "snap-id": "2kkitQurgOkL3foImG4wDwn9CIANuHlt",
    "price": 2.99,
    "currency": "USD"
}

Fields

  • snap-id: id of the snap being purchased.
  • price: Amount to be paid.
  • currency: The currency to be paid with as an ISO 4217 code.

Response

Example:

{
    "state": "Complete",
}

GET /v2/buy/ready

  • Description: Determine if the user's account ready to make purchases.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: true, or error.

POST /v2/create-user

  • Description: Create a local user.
  • Access: root
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: An object with the created username and the ssh keys imported.

Request

Example:

{
    "email": "michael@example.com",
    "sudoer": false
}

Fields

  • email: the email of the user to create.
  • sudoer: if true adds "sudo" access to the created user.
  • known: if true use the local system-user assertions to create the user (see assertions.md for details about the system-user assertion).

As a special case: if email is empty and known is set to true, the command will create users for all system-user assertions that are valid for this device.

Response

Example:

{
    "username": "mvo",
    "ssh-keys": ["key1","key2"]
}

Fields

  • username: the username of the created user.
  • ssh-keys: a list of strings with the ssh keys that got added.
  • ssh-key-count: (deprecated) the number of ssh keys that got added.

As a special case: if the input email was empty and known set to true, multiple users can be created, so the return type is a list of the above objects.

GET /v2/users

  • Description: Get information on user accounts.
  • Access: root
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Array of user account information.

Response

Example:

[
    { "id": 1, "user1", "email": "user1@example.com" },
    { "id": 2, "email": "user2@example.com" }
]

Fields

  • id: Unique ID for this user account.
  • email: Email address associated with this account.
  • username: Local username associated with this account (optional).

GET /v2/changes/[id]

  • Description: Get the current status of a change.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Current status of change or standard error.

Response

Example:

{
    "id": "123",
    "kind": "make-lamington",
    "summary": "Make a tasty Lamington",
    "status": "Doing",
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "1353",
            "kind": "cut-cake",
            "summary": "Cut cake into pieces",
            "status": "Done",
            "progress":
            {
                "label": "Cutting piece",
                "done": 16,
                "total": 16
            },
            "spawn-time": "2017-01-23T12:00:44.806931498+13:00",
            "ready-time": "2017-01-23T12:00:45.001581654+13:00"
        },
        {
            "id": "1354",
            "kind": "dip",
            "summary": "Dip cake into chocolate",
            "status": "Doing",
            "progress":
            {
                "label": "Dipping piece",
                "done": 7,
                "total": 16
            },
            "spawn-time": "2017-01-23T12:00:44.806931498+13:00",
        },
        {
            "id": "1355",
            "kind": "coat",
            "summary": "Coating cake in desiccated coconut",
            "status": "Do",
            "progress":
            {
                 "label": "Coating piece",
                 "done": 0,
                 "total": 16
            },
            "spawn-time": "2017-01-23T12:00:44.806931498+13:00",
        },
    ],
    "ready": false,
    "spawn-time": "2017-01-23T12:00:44.806971766+13:00",
}

Fields

  • id: A unique ID for this change.
  • kind: A code describing what type of change this is.
  • summary: Human readable description of the change.
  • status: Summary status of the current combined task statuses (see below).
  • tasks: array of objects describing tasks in this change (optional, see below).
  • ready: true if this change has completed.
  • spawn-time: the time this change started in in RFC3339 UTC format with µs precision.
  • ready-time: the time this change completed in RFC3339 UTC format with µs precision. (omitted if not completed).
  • data: result of the change (optional, omitted until completed).
  • err: Human readable error description if transaction has failed (optional, omitted until completed).

Task Fields

  • id: A unique ID for this task.
  • kind: A code describing what type of task this is.
  • summary: Human readable description of the task.
  • status: One of the following status codes:
  • "Do" - Task ready to start.
  • "Doing" - Task in progress.
  • "Done" - Task is complete.
  • "Abort" - Task has been aborted.
  • "Undo" - Task needs to be undone.
  • "Undoing" - Task is being undone.
  • "Hold" - Task will not be run (probably due to failure of another task).
  • "Error" - Task completed with an error.
  • progress: object containing the current progress of this task. label is a human readable description of the progress, done and total are numbers showing the progress of this task.
  • spawn-time: the time this task was created in RFC3339 UTC format with µs precision.
  • ready-time: the time this task completed in RFC3339 UTC format with µs precision (omitted if not completed).

POST /v2/changes/[id]

  • Description: Abort a change in progress.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Current status of change or standard error.

Request

Example:

{
    "action": "abort"
}

Response

See return from GET.

GET /v2/changes

  • Description: Get all the changes in progress.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Current changes or standard error.

Returns an array containing all the changes that have occurred. Changes are returned in the same form as GET /v2/change/[id].

Parameters:

select

Limit which changes are returned. One of: all: All changes returned in-progress: Only changes that are in progress are returned (default) * ready: Only changes that are ready

for

Optional snap name to limit results to.

POST /v2/snapctl

  • Description: Run snapctl command.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Command output or standard error.

Request

Example:

{
    "context-id": "ABCDEF",
    "args": [ "get", "username" ]
}

Fields

  • context-id: Context for this call.
  • args: Arguments to snapctl.

Response

Example:

{
    "stdout": "username",
    "stderr": ""
}

Fields

  • stdout: Data written to stdout from snapctl command.
  • stderr: Data written to stderr from snapctl command.

GET /v2/sections

  • Description: Get the store sections.
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: An array containing the store section names.

Response

Example:

[ "featured", "database", "ops", "messaging", "media", "internet-of-things" ]

GET /v2/aliases

  • Description: Get the available app aliases.
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: Dict containing the aliases for each snap.

Response

Example:

{
    "snap":
    {
        "alias1":
        {
            "command": "snap.app",
            "status": "auto",
            "auto": "app"
        },
        "alias2":
        {
            "command": "foo",
            "status": "manual",
            "manual": "app1"
            "manual": "app2"
        }
    }
}

The result dict is keyed by snap names. Each snap entry is a dict of aliases keyed by alias name.

Alias Fields

  • command: The full command this alias runs.
  • status: Alias status, one of auto, manual or disabled.
  • auto: the app the alias is for as assigned by an assertion (optional).
  • manual: the app the alias is for if status is manual (optional). Overrides auto.

POST /v2/aliases

  • Description: Modify aliases.
  • Access: authenticated
  • Operation: async
  • Return: Return: background operation or standard error.

Request

Example:

{
    "action": "alias",
    "snap": "moon-buggy",
    "alias": "foo"
}

Fields

  • action: Either alias, unalias or prefer.
  • snap: Snap name to modify (optional for unalias).
  • app: App to modify (optional).
  • alias: Alias to modify.

GET /v2/logs

  • Description: Get log contents.
  • Access: open
  • Operation: sync
  • Return: A sequence of log messages.

Parameters:

n

Number of entries to return or all for all entries. Defaults to 10 entries.

follow

If set then returns log entries as they occur.

Response

Example:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json-seq
<http-headers>

<0x1E>{"timestamp":"2017-11-06T02:13:29.707407Z","message":"Thing occurred","sid":"service1","pid":"1000"}
<0x1E>{"timestamp":"2017-11-06T02:13:29.708319Z","message":"Other thing occurred","sid":"service1","pid":"1000"}