Using the JSON RestAPI, I need to do things slightly differently depending on the version of Magento due to as-yet un-fixed bugs (specifically https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/18005).

I can find the major and minor version numbers here


but that doesn't have the build number, and could (should) be disabled in production.

As I currently use the JSON API, I was hoping for something there already, but can't see anything.

(I acknowledge I could build a custom API endpoint, but at present that's a little out of my knowledge after scanning some articles that explain how it all works, plus I might not be able to install that on all the Magento sites I will integrate with.)

So, my question is, with legitimate API access, how can I determine the version of a Magento installation?

  • You can create a simple module for it. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:40
  • I could, yes. As I said I could learn about how Magento works and create a custom endpoint, but a) that would take some time to do (I'm not against learning how to myself, just have a timeline) and b) I may not have the access or influence to get that module installed in third party sites. If that is the ONLY way, then I'll have to wing it...
    – KolonUK
    Sep 11, 2018 at 13:24
  • How are you accessing API? because for authenticated access OAuth is must and it can only be done by creating an extension to be exact an integration. Sep 11, 2018 at 13:27
  • I'm using the JSON API, and I am assuming I will only have access to the endpoints available in the swagger documentation - none of which seem to offer a version. If at least one of the calls mentions a version, I could use that, but I'm starting to think it's a lost cause (what with all the other bugs I'm finding in Magento...)
    – KolonUK
    Sep 11, 2018 at 13:48
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    Well, I'll have to leave this then and think of something else. When it comes to future third party setups, I can't assume to have access to the Magento source, so anything other than the standard API isn't really an option. Thanks anyway.
    – KolonUK
    Sep 11, 2018 at 13:55


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