Errors returned in the Teamwork Spaces API

  errors: [
      code: “E11”,
      detail: “Hello world...”,
      id: 123131,
      title: “Hello”

Any response can contain errors. The errors property is an array of error objects, so there can be multiple errors returned. Each object has the following:

  • code is an application-specific error code. This can be used by consumers to decide how to deal with certain types of errors, etc. The possible codes are listed below.
  • id is a reference for this exact instance of the error, which can help with debugging. If you’re contacting us at with a problem, please give it.
  • title is a short, human-readable summary of the problem.
  • detail is a human-readable explanation specific to this occurrence of the problem.


The following are the error codes used in the API responses for different scenarios. This code can be matched against programmatically to handle different scenarios, do not rely on the detail as this could be changed or translated in the future while the codes will remain the same.

General request errors

At the moment Spaces echos the response codes, this could be updated in future to support custom error codes

  • 401 - Unauthorized, invalid or no authentication given
  • 403 - Logged in but lack the permission to perform an action
  • 404 - Not found
  • 400 - Bad request
  • 500 - Internal server error

Validation errors

Validation errors return a slightly different format containing a map of field names and a list of errors for each validation failure.

    "errors": {
        "slug": [
            "value black listed"

Subscription errors

  • 101 - Subscription expired
  • 102 - Payment has failed, usually due to invalid/expired card details
  • 103 - Trial period expired and no payment has been made
  • 104 - Upgrade is required: number of users active has exceeded the paid users
  • 105 - Spaces is not enabled for your account
  • 106 - User not active and therefor cannot access Spaces

Other errors

We will be working to extend error codes as development of Spaces continues.


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