Get global settings
Fetch global settings for a Zulip server.
Note: this endpoint does not require any authentication at all, and you can use it to check:
- If this is a Zulip server, and if so, what version of Zulip it's running.
- What a Zulip client (e.g. a mobile app or
zulip-terminal) needs to
know in order to display a login prompt for the server (e.g. what
authentication methods are available).
# Pass the path to your zuliprc file here.
client = zulip.Client(config_file="~/zuliprc")
# Fetch the settings for this server
result = client.get_server_settings()
curl -sSX GET -G https://chat.ix5.org/api/v1/server_settings \
This endpoint does not consume any arguments.
authentication_methods: object in which each key-value pair in the object
indicates whether the authentication method is enabled on this server.
zulip_version: the version of Zulip running in the server.
push_notifications_enabled: whether mobile/push notifications are enabled.
is_incompatible: whether the Zulip client that has sent a request to
this endpoint is deemed incompatible with the server.
email_auth_enabled: setting for allowing users authenticate with an
require_email_format_usernames: whether usernames should have an
email address format. This is important for clients to know whether
the validate email address format in a login prompt; this value will
be false if the server has
enabled with a username and password combination.
realm_uri: the organization's canonical URI.
realm_name: the organization's name (for display purposes).
realm_icon: the URI of the organization's logo as a square image,
used for identifying the organization in small locations in the
mobile and desktop apps.
realm_description: HTML description of the organization, as configured by
the organization profile.
external_authentication_methods: list of dictionaries describing
the available external authentication methods (such as
google/github/SAML) enabled for this organization. Each dictionary
specifies the name and icon that should be displayed on the login
null, if no icon is to be displayed), the URLs that
should be accessed to initiate login/signup using the method
name, which is a unique,
stable, machine-readable name for the authentication method. The
list is sorted in the order in which these authentication methods
should be displayed.
Please note that not all of these attributes are guaranteed to appear in a
response, for two reasons:
- This endpoint has evolved over time, so responses from older Zulip servers
might be missing some keys (in which case a client should assume the
- If a
/server_settings request is made to the root domain of a
multi-subdomain server, like the root domain of zulipchat.com, the settings
that are realm-specific are not known and thus not provided.
A typical successful JSON response for a single-organization server may look like:
"realm_description": "<p>The Zulip development environment default organization. It's great for testing!</p>",
"realm_name": "Zulip Dev",