I do not know how to stop to create customers via REST API in magento 2. I have magento 2 instance in 2.4.0 version

I found a below code in vendor/magento/module-customer/etc/webapi.xml path

<route url="/V1/customers" method="POST">
        <service class="Magento\Customer\Api\AccountManagementInterface" method="createAccount"/>
            <resource ref="anonymous"/>

Above code to create customer via rest api, how can I disable this flow?

1 Answer 1


I think I would utilize Plugin in this case.

Specifically, create a di.xml file in your Vendor_Module/etc/rest directory, declare a plugin for the service class which provides Customer create function.

    <type name="Magento\Customer\Api\AccountManagementInterface">
      <plugin name="your_plugin_name" type="Vendor\Module\Plugin\AccountManagementPlugin" sortOrder="1" disabled="false" />

Then we're using the around method to stop the createAccount function from executing at all by not calling $proceed().


namespace Vendor\Module\Plugin;

use Magento\Customer\Api\AccountManagementInterface;

class AccountManagementPlugin
    public function aroundSave(
        AccountManagementInterface $subject,
        callable $proceed,
        CustomerInterface $customer,
        $password = null,
        $redirectUrl = ''
    ) {
        // DO NOT call $proceed() at all!
        // Other than that you can throw an exception telling that this action is not permitted or so
        // Or do nothing at all, that's fine.

One side effect is, any other function that used to/is supposed to call to this createAccount function will not be able to call it at all. If this is not what you would expect, then a fix would be, you can check for the requested URL, if URL is something other than rest/V1/customers, meaning it is calling to a different endpoint, then proceed as usual (by calling $proceed()).

Reference on how to get requested API URL.

Hopefully it works for you!

Happy coding!

  • Thank you, I used plugin before for createAccount method and checking url come from API or from create account form Apr 6, 2023 at 19:03

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