GET user/login/:username/:password

User login authentication via Joomla authentication plugins with username and password. Note that since credentials are passed into the URL, be aware that they can be stored in server logs. API traffic must traverse a secure (HTTPS) connection.

Resource URL

Resource Information

Option Description
Response formats JSON
Requires authentication NO
Rate limited NO


Name Details
  • required
  • alpha-numeric
  • required
  • Should match expected Joomla password format. This may depend on the type of plugin used, particularly if you have enabled additional authentication plugins.

Example Request


Example Result

JSON Response

  "msg": "Authenticated",
  "jresponse": true,
  "session": "1a36eab5e2b102a979918ee049f15e27",
  "error": false,
  "status": 200

Response Headers

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 19:16:03 GMT
Server: Apache
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.4.39
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Access-Control-Allow-Headers: X-Requested-With, Origin, Content-Type, token, dlid, nonce
Access-Control-Allow-Methods: PUT, GET, POST, DELETE, OPTIONS
Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=50
Connection: Keep-Alive
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: application/json