Api Introduction

Docspell Documentation

Docspell is designed as a REST server that uses JSON to exchange data. The REST api can be used to integrate docspell into your workflow.

Docspell REST Api Doc

The "raw" openapi.yml specification file can be found here.

The routes can be divided into protected and unprotected routes. The unprotected, or open routes are at /open/* while the protected routes are at /sec/*. Open routes don't require authenticated access and can be used by any user. The protected routes require an authenticated user.

Authentication🔗

The unprotected route /open/auth/login can be used to login with account name and password. The response contains a token that can be used for accessing protected routes. The token is only valid for a restricted time which can be configured (default is 5 minutes).

New tokens can be generated using an existing valid token and the protected route /sec/auth/session. This will return the same response as above, giving a new token.

This token can be added to requests in two ways: as a cookie header or a "normal" http header. If a cookie header is used, the cookie name must be docspell_auth and a custom header must be named X-Docspell-Auth.

Live Api🔗

Besides the statically generated documentation at this site, the rest server provides a swagger generated api documenation, that allows playing around with the api. It requires a running docspell rest server. If it is deployed at http://localhost:7880, then check this url:

http://localhost:7880/api/doc

Examples🔗

These examples use the great command line tool curl.

Login🔗

$ curl -X POST -d '{"account": "smith", "password": "test"}' http://localhost:7880/api/v1/open/auth/login
{"collective":"smith"
,"user":"smith"
,"success":true
,"message":"Login successful"
,"token":"1568142350115-ZWlrZS9laWtl-$2a$10$rGZUFDAVNIKh4Tj6u6tlI.-O2euwCvmBT0TlyDmIHR1ZsLQPAI="
,"validMs":300000
}

Get new token🔗

$ curl -XPOST -H 'X-Docspell-Auth: 1568142350115-ZWlrZS9laWtl-$2a$10$rGZUFDAVNIKh4Tj6u6tlI.-O2euwCvmBT0TlyDmIHR1ZsLQPAI=' http://localhost:7880/api/v1/sec/auth/session
{"collective":"smith"
,"user":"smith"
,"success":true
,"message":"Login successful"
,"token":"1568142446077-ZWlrZS9laWtl-$2a$10$3B0teJ9rMpsBJPzHfZZPoO-WeA1bkfEONBN8fyzWE8DeaAHtUc="
,"validMs":300000
}

Get some insights🔗

$ curl -H 'X-Docspell-Auth: 1568142446077-ZWlrZS9laWtl-$2a$10$3B0teJ9rMpsBJPzHfZZPoO-WeA1bkfEONBN8fyzWE8DeaAHtUc=' http://localhost:7880/api/v1/sec/collective/insights
{"incomingCount":3
,"outgoingCount":1
,"itemSize":207310
,"tagCloud":{"items":[]}
}