How do I use the elementapi to get the list of entries for the logged in user?

I've tried a couple of options to no avail, like

'api/v1/user/<userId:\d+>.json' => function($userId) {

            $author = craft()->users->getUserById($userId);

            return [
                'elementType' => 'Entry',
                'criteria' => [
                    'section' => 'jobs',
                    'author' => $author

as an example of one I thought should have worked but it just returns everything.

1 Answer 1


If you really want the entries for the currently logged in user, having a parameter for userId in your endpoint URL doesn't really make sense.

Not tested, but something like this should work:

'api/v1/user.json' => function () {

    $author = craft()->userSession->getUser();

    if (!$author) {
        HeaderHelper::setHeader(array('status' => 404));

    return [
        'elementType' => ElementType::Entry,
        'criteria' => [
            'section' => 'jobs',
            'authorId' => $author->id,

Notice that the above example endpoint would be available at http://example.com/api/v1/user.json, where your example code would create an endpoint with a required userId parameter, i.e. http://example.com/api/v1/user/12345.json.

Also notice that the currently logged in user is pulled via the UserSessionService (craft()->userSession).

Finally, note that you should use 'authorId' => $author->id in your criteria – not 'author' => $author.

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