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/createFolder: Create Folder

  • URL:https://[root]/content/users/[userName]/createFolder(POST only)

Example Usage

URL for Create Folder
title=Non-motorized trials


Creates a folder in which items can be placed. Folders are only visible to a user and solely used for organizing content within that user's content space.

The create user folder operation (POST only) is available only on the user's root folder. Multilevel folders are not supported.

The user provides the title for the folder, which must be unique to that user. The folder ID is generated by the system.

Request Parameters

[Common Parameters]

For a complete listing, see Common parameters.


The folder title. Two folders that belong to the same user cannot have the same title. The folder title is limited to 250 alphanumeric characters.

Response Properties


Indicates if the operation was successful.


Folder JSON object that describes the folder just created. Contains the username of the person who created the folder, the ID of the folder, and the title of the folder.

JSON Response Syntax

            {  "success": true |false,  "folder": {    "username": "<username>",    "id": "<folder id>",    "title": "<folder title>"  }}

JSON Response Example

            {  "success": true,  "folder": {    "username": "jsmith",    "id": "0bffc1c3fe984a17bd9ae705b3ca7e22",    "title": "Non-motorized trials"  }}