Lifecycles only on api call

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  • Strapi Version: 4.4.3
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  • Database: Postgress
  • Node Version: 16.17.0
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Hello, is it possible to run lifecycles (afterUpdate) ONLY when triggered by api call? I don’t want to run them after making changes in collection through admin panel.

Don’t think you can as it’s a lifecycle, the admin panel uses the API as well :wink:

I found workaround.

Strapi admin panel uses endpoints like this:

and default endpoints starts with this:

so you can write a middleware which check which route was called and assign this to strapi config:

and then skip lifecycle when this is true

Its not perfect of course but it works (at least for now)