Users who are not site collection admins can read from the User Information List without any issues when using
http://server.domain.com/_vti_bin_/ListData.svc/UserInformationList but these users get a 404 error when accessing it via
http://server.domain.com/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('User Information List'). Site collection admins do not receive a 404 error. Would anyone have any idea why this might be and if there is a work around for this specific end point?
I know that I could use
_api/web/siteusers but this is not really preferable when using Breeze.js's SharePoint adapter as it is apparently expecting me to specify the title of a list and I am trying to be consistent in my data context.
EDIT: Actually the
siteusers end point does not provide the same data, it really only has a subset. What I have done as a work around was modify my
datacontext object to use
ListData.svc rather than using breeze. Since I am never modifying the user data it's ultimately not that big of a deal but I'd still like to figure out a better way to do this as
ListData.svc is deprecated.