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This is something which has been asked for a number of times & when I looked at it again today, it didn't look possible.. indeed, the author is a read-only element of the content update service. However, hidden away in the code and not documented (AFAIK) is a way to update the author via a JSON PATCH operation!


Here's how you can set it up;



Set the content type to application/json-patch+json;charset=UTF-8, e.g.



The format of the payload is in the JSON PATCH format, which is explained nicely here; JSON Patch |


So now you can write admin pages or scripts that call this API to change the author across multiple documents.. yay!!


The only downer is that this only works with Documents <shakes fist>

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