By Girish on Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of the Cloudron REST API.

The REST API provides programmatic access to manage all aspects of the Cloudron. It can be used to perform just about any task that you can do on the Cloudron admin page including:

  • Add users, groups and mailboxes

  • Installing, configure, clone, backup and restore apps

  • Get a log of significant events

  • Change settings like the avatar, timezone, auto update pattern, certificates etc.

  • Backup and update the entire Cloudron

Getting started

First get an API token to authenticate requests. You can get one from the API Access menu of your Cloudron.

The access token can be passed in the Authorization header or access_token query parameter to authenticate requests.

Quick tour

Let's start by adding a user (The cloudron is named in the examples below):

curl -X POST -d '{ "email": "" }'<token>

This will send an invite email to the new user with which they can sign up.

We can install any app from the Cloudron Store with a simple API call. To install Gogs in the subdomain

curl -X POST -d '{ "appStoreId": "io.gogs.cloudronapp", "location": "git", "accessRestriction": null }'<token>

accessRestriction can be set to a group or a list of users to restrict access to the app.

To view the login events across all apps in your Cloudron:

curl -X GET<token>


The complete API docs are here. If you have any questions feel free to mail us at or hop on to our Chat.