How to create Autologin using an API request in Plesk?


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How to create Autologin using an API request in Plesk?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.0 for Windows
  • Plesk 11.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Windows
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux


How to create Autologin using an API request in Plesk?


Create an XML file, in this example it will be named request.xml , with the following content in case if you want to create a session for ' TEST_USER ' user:

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<packet version="">
<!-- Base64-encoded IP address of client, who logs into Plesk -->
<!-- Base64-encoded hostname of computer from which the request is sent -->

Session token will be created for the user identified by login.

Send created XML file to Plesk using curl :

# curl -kLi -H "Content-Type: text/xml" -H "HTTP_AUTH_LOGIN: admin" -H "HTTP_AUTH_PASSWD: PASSWORD" -H "HTTP_PRETTY_PRINT: TRUE" -d @request.xml https://<server-host-or-ip>:8443/enterprise/control/agent.php

NOTE : Only ' admin ' user is able to create session token for clients/resellers logins.

Response may look like the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<packet version="">

Value of id tag will contain session token ' ede520d0fc93ae7aa0524076d631fba2 '.

Now, script can redirect user’s browser to rsession_init.php and user will be logged in to Control Panel.

URL for Linux version of product:


For Windows version add PLESKSESSID the same as PHPSESSID to URL.


Here is the list of options:

  • PHPSESSID (Linux only) - session token.
  • PLESKSESSID (Windows only) - session token.
  • success_redirect_url (optional) - URL where browser will be redirected after successful login procedure.
  • failure_redirect_url (optional) - URL where browser will be redirected after failure login attempt. Also this parameter will be used as logout URL.
  • no_frames (optional, deprecated) - show admin panel without frames
  • locale_id (optional) - locale name (e.g. de-DE)

Additional information is available in XML API Guide

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