How to get user's ObjectID using WSAPI

Document ID : KB000074918
Last Modified Date : 27/03/2018
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Introduction:
How can we receive information, in particular the ObjectID, of users using the WSAPI?
Is there a way to receive same information for the logged on requesting user?
Instructions:
Using WSAPI use this query:

https://rally1.rallydev.com/slm/webservice/v2.0/user?query=( username = MyUserName@MyCompany.com )&fetch=objectid

The above query is requesting the 'objectid' for a specific user (myusername@mycompany.com). Notice the 'fetch' argument that's requesting the 'objectid'. The result is:

User-added image

If you omit the Query argument then you it will query the requester's own user object. This example, retrieves the objectid for the logged on user , the one who is making the request:

https://rally1.rallydev.com/slm/webservice/v2.0/user?fetch=objectid

User-added image


The above demonstrates how to query a user (or if no user specified then your own user). The 'objectid' can be replaced or extended with any other fields of the user object that you may need to fetch. For example using: 
fetch=objectid,username,emailaddress will return objectid , username and email for the user that's queried.