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An error response may occur on invalid requests e.g. on missing parameters, unknown resources or unauthorized access.

The MindMeister API uses standard HTTP status codes and custom error objects to provide a machine-readable and user friendly response.

HTTP Status Codes

Status
Description

2xx

The request was successfully received, understood, and accepted.

3xx

Further action is needed to fulfill the request.

4xx

The client sent an invalid request. In most cases some parameters are missing or incorrect.

5xx

An error occured on the server and is incapable of performing the request.

Error Response Object

The error response JSON object is always in the following format and sent in the response body.

{
    "error": {
        "type": "errorType",
        "message": "Error message",
        "details": "OPTIONAL error details"
    }
}

Error Types

Error Type
Status
Description

internalServerError

500

An internal server error occured. Please submit a request to get this fixed soon.

notFound

404

The requested resource is not found.

notAcceptable

406

The requested resource is not available due to the Accept header format.

unprocessableEntity

422

The request resource couldn't be processed due to semantic errors.

forbidden

403

The request was refused due to insufficient permissions.

invalidCredentials

401

The request was refused because authentication failed.

unauthorizedScopes

403

The provided scopes are insufficient.

productUnknown

400

The product parameter is missing or unknown.

userInvalid

400

The user resource is invalid due to semantic errors.

accessTokenInvalid

400

The access token is invalid due to semantic errors.

resourceInvalid

400

The requested resource is invalid due to semantic errors.

Errors


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