Can the API impersonate a user when using the special key-based admin account?

When using the API, I'd like to be able to impersonate a user when using the special key-based admin account. 

Because our domain is SSO, there's not a way to get a user-specific bearer programtically via /auth/loginsso, so (for example) a POSTing to https://FQDN/TDWebApi/api/{appId}/tickets/{id}/feed causes the update to appear as though it was made via the special key-based account -- since it was.  However, since the API is performing on behalf of a user who is acting in our custom web app, we'd like the feed update to appear to come from the user -- more accurately representing the action.  If the special key-based admin account was able to impersonate the user on such a call then this update could accurately represent action by the user.

Is this possible?  Is there another way to accomplish this in our environment?

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Asked by Craig Ghareeb on Fri 11/24/23 9:55 PM Last edited Fri 11/24/23 9:56 PM
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Mark Sayers Tue 11/28/23 8:28 AM

Hello Craig,

Unfortunately there is no way to "impersonate" a person via the API. To take an action on behalf of someone else, you have to be authenticated as them into the API.

Mark Sayers
Sr Support Consultant, CS

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