API Examples

Example with cURL

With the special user jsonrpc:

curl \
-u "jsonrpc:19ffd9709d03ce50675c3a43d1c49c1ac207f4bc45f06c5b2701fbdf8929" \
-d '{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "getAllProjects", "id": 1}' \

With a normal user:

curl \
-u "username:secret" \
-d '{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "getMyProjects", "id": 1}' \

Response from the server:

            "name":"API test",

Example with Python

You can use the official Python client for Kanboard:

pip install kanboard

Here an example to create a project and a task:

from kanboard import Kanboard

kb = Kanboard("http://localhost/jsonrpc.php", "jsonrpc", "your_api_token")

project_id = kb.create_project(name="My project")
kb.add_project_user(project_id=project_id, user_id=123, role='project-manager');

task_id = kb.create_task(project_id=project_id, title="My task title")

There are more examples on the official website.

Example with Ruby

This example can be used with Kanboard configured with Reverse-Proxy authentication and the API configured with a custom authentication header:

require 'faraday'

conn = Faraday.new(:url => 'https://kanboard.example.com') do |faraday|
    faraday.response :logger
    faraday.headers['X-API-Auth'] = 'XXX'      # base64_encode('jsonrpc:API_KEY')
    faraday.basic_auth(ENV['user'], ENV['pw']) # user/pass to get through basic auth
    faraday.adapter Faraday.default_adapter    # make requests with Net::HTTP

response = conn.post do |req|
    req.url '/jsonrpc.php'
    req.headers['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
    req.body = '{ "jsonrpc": "2.0", "id": 1, "method": "getAllProjects" }'

puts response.body

Example with Java

This is a basic example using Spring. For proper usage see this link.

import java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException;
import java.util.Base64;

import org.springframework.http.HttpEntity;
import org.springframework.http.HttpHeaders;
import org.springframework.http.MediaType;
import org.springframework.web.client.RestTemplate;

public class ProjectService {

    public void getAllProjects() throws UnsupportedEncodingException {

        RestTemplate restTemplate = new RestTemplate();

        String url = "http://localhost/kanboard/jsonrpc.php";
        String requestJson = "{\"jsonrpc\": \"2.0\", \"method\": \"getAllProjects\", \"id\": 1}";
        String user = "jsonrpc";
        String apiToken = "19ffd9709d03ce50675c3a43d1c49c1ac207f4bc45f06c5b2701fbdf8929";

        // encode api token
        byte[] xApiAuthTokenBytes = String.join(":", user, apiToken).getBytes("utf-8");
        String xApiAuthToken = Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(xApiAuthTokenBytes);

        // consume request
        HttpHeaders headers = new HttpHeaders();
        headers.add("X-API-Auth", xApiAuthToken);
        HttpEntity<String> entity = new HttpEntity<String>(requestJson, headers);
        String answer = restTemplate.postForObject(url, entity, String.class);