6.1.5. Bugzilla Information

These methods are used to get general configuration information about this Bugzilla instance. Version

Returns the current version of Bugzilla. Normally in the format of X.X or X.X.X. For example, 4.4 for the initial release of a new branch. Or 4.4.6 for a minor release on the same branch.


GET /rest/version


  "version": "4.5.5+"
name type description
version string The current version of this Bugzilla Extensions

Gets information about the extensions that are currently installed and enabled in this Bugzilla.


GET /rest/extensions


  "extensions": {
    "Voting": {
      "version": "4.5.5+"
    "BmpConvert": {
      "version": "1.0"
name type description
extensions object

An object containing the extensions enabled as keys. Each extension object contains the following keys:

  • version (string) The version of the extension. Timezone

Returns the timezone in which Bugzilla expects to receive dates and times on the API. Currently hard-coded to UTC ("+0000"). This is unlikely to change.


GET /rest/timezone
  "timezone": "+0000"


name type description
timezone string The timezone offset as a string in (+/-)XXXX (RFC 2822) format. Time

Gets information about what time the Bugzilla server thinks it is, and what timezone it's running in.


GET /rest/time


  "db_time": "2014-09-26T18:01:30Z",
  "web_time": "2014-09-26T18:01:30Z",
name type description
db_time string

The current time in UTC, according to the Bugzilla database server.

Note that Bugzilla assumes that the database and the webserver are running in the same time zone. However, if the web server and the database server aren't synchronized or some reason, this is the time that you should rely on for doing searches and other input to the WebService.

web_time string

This is the current time in UTC, according to Bugzilla's web server.

This might be different by a second from db_time since this comes from a different source. If it's any more different than a second, then there is likely some problem with this Bugzilla instance. In this case you should rely on the db_time, not the web_time. Parameters

Returns parameter values currently used in this Bugzilla.


GET /rest/parameters


Example response for anonymous user:

   "parameters" : {
      "maintainer" : "admin@example.com",
      "requirelogin" : "0"

Example response for authenticated user:

   "parameters" : {
       "allowemailchange" : "1",
       "attachment_base" : "http://bugzilla.example.com/",
       "commentonchange_resolution" : "0",
       "commentonduplicate" : "0",
       "createemailregexp" : ".*",
       "defaultopsys" : "",
       "defaultplatform" : "",
       "defaultpriority" : "--",
       "defaultseverity" : "normal",
       "duplicate_or_move_bug_status" : "RESOLVED",
       "emailregexp" : "^[\\w\\.\\+\\-=']+@[\\w\\.\\-]+\\.[\\w\\-]+$",
       "letsubmitterchoosemilestone" : "1",
       "letsubmitterchoosepriority" : "1",
       "mailfrom" : "bugzilla-daemon@example.com",
       "maintainer" : "admin@example.com",
       "maxattachmentsize" : "1000",
       "maxlocalattachment" : "0",
       "password_complexity" : "no_constraints",
       "rememberlogin" : "on",
       "requirelogin" : "0",
       "resolution_forbidden_with_open_blockers" : "FIXED",
       "urlbase" : "http://bugzilla.example.com/",
       "use_see_also" : "1",
       "useclassification" : "1",
       "usemenuforusers" : "0",
       "useqacontact" : "1",
       "usestatuswhiteboard" : "1",
       "usetargetmilestone" : "1",

A logged-out user can only access the maintainer and requirelogin parameters.

A logged-in user can access the following parameters (listed alphabetically):

  • allowemailchange
  • attachment_base
  • commentonchange_resolution
  • commentonduplicate
  • defaultopsys
  • defaultplatform
  • defaultpriority
  • defaultseverity
  • duplicate_or_move_bug_status
  • emailregexpdesc
  • letsubmitterchoosemilestone
  • letsubmitterchoosepriority
  • mailfrom
  • maintainer
  • maxattachmentsize
  • maxlocalattachment
  • password_complexity
  • rememberlogin
  • requirelogin
  • resolution_forbidden_with_open_blockers
  • search_allow_no_criteria
  • urlbase
  • use_see_also
  • useclassification
  • usemenuforusers
  • useqacontact
  • usestatuswhiteboard
  • usetargetmilestone

A user in the tweakparams group can access all existing parameters. New parameters can appear or obsolete parameters can disappear depending on the version of Bugzilla and on extensions being installed. The list of parameters returned by this method is not stable and will never be stable. Last Audit Time

Gets the most recent timestamp among all of the events recorded in the audit_log table.


To get most recent audit timestamp for all classes:

GET /rest/last_audit_time

To get the the most recent audit timestamp for the Bugzilla::Product class:

GET /rest/last_audit_time?class=Bugzilla::Product
name type description
class array The class names are defined as Bugzilla::<class_name>" such as Bugzilla:Product`` for products.


  "last_audit_time": "2014-09-23T18:03:38Z"
name type description
last_audit_time string The maximum of the at_time from the audit_log.