Communication Channels API

API for accessing users' email addresses, SMS phone numbers, and communication channels.

In this API, the :user_id parameter can always be replaced with self if the requesting user is asking for his/her own information.

A CommunicationChannel object looks like:

  // The ID of the communication channel.
  "id": 16,
  // The address, or path, of the communication channel.
  "address": "",
  // The type of communcation channel being described. Possible values are:
  // 'email', 'push', 'sms', or 'twitter'. This field determines the type of value
  // seen in 'address'.
  "type": "email",
  // The position of this communication channel relative to the user's other
  // channels when they are ordered.
  "position": 1,
  // The ID of the user that owns this communication channel.
  "user_id": 1,
  // The number of bounces the channel has experienced. This is reset if the
  // channel sends successfully.
  "bounce_count": 0,
  // The time the last bounce occurred.
  "last_bounce_at": "2012-05-30T17:00:00Z",
  // The current state of the communication channel. Possible values are:
  // 'unconfirmed' or 'active'.
  "workflow_state": "active"

List user communication channels CommunicationChannelsController#index

GET /api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels

Scope: url:GET|/api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels

Returns a paginated list of communication channels for the specified user, sorted by position.

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/12345/communication_channels \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <token>'
Returns a list of CommunicationChannel objects

Create a communication channel CommunicationChannelsController#create

POST /api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels

Scope: url:POST|/api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels

Creates a new communication channel for the specified user.

Request Parameters:

Parameter Type Description
communication_channel[address] Required string

An email address or SMS number. Not required for “push” type channels.

communication_channel[type] Required string

The type of communication channel.

In order to enable push notification support, the server must be properly configured (via ‘sns_creds` in Vault) to communicate with Amazon Simple Notification Services, and the developer key used to create the access token from this request must have an SNS ARN configured on it.

Allowed values: email, sms, push

communication_channel[token] string

A registration id, device token, or equivalent token given to an app when registering with a push notification provider. Only valid for “push” type channels.

skip_confirmation boolean

Only valid for site admins and account admins making requests; If true, the channel is automatically validated and no confirmation email or SMS is sent. Otherwise, the user must respond to a confirmation message to confirm the channel.

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/1/communication_channels \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <token>' \
     -d 'communication_channel[address]' \
     -d 'communication_channel[type]=email' \
Returns a CommunicationChannel object

Delete a communication channel CommunicationChannelsController#destroy

DELETE /api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels/:id

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels/:id

DELETE /api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels/:type/:address

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/users/:user_id/communication_channels/:type/:address

Delete an existing communication channel.

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/5/communication_channels/3
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <token>
     -X DELETE
Returns a CommunicationChannel object

Delete a push notification endpoint CommunicationChannelsController#delete_push_token

DELETE /api/v1/users/self/communication_channels/push

Scope: url:DELETE|/api/v1/users/self/communication_channels/push

Example Request:

curl https://<canvas>/api/v1/users/self/communication_channels/push
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer <token>
     -X DELETE
     -d 'push_token=<push_token>'