Background: Our in-house system creates a new user in our db, then it needs to create the user (with same login/password) in Magento as a customer.
Problem: Using the /api/rest/customers REST API I can successfully create a user in Magento. When I check the Magento customer_entity table I can see the new record, and when I check the customer_entity_varchar table I can see the newly created firstname and lastname attribute records.
The Magento REST API seems to be ignoring my “password” input parameter, and therefore not creating the password_hash type attribute in the customer_entity_varchar table.
The end result is I have created a Magento customer who can’t login.
Question: Is this by design? Has anyone been able to successfully create a user (with password) via the REST API?