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accounts.isAvailableLoginID JS

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This method checks whether a certain login identifier (username / email) is available. A login identifier is available if it is unique in this user management system.

Note: If you plan on integrating Gigya's Accounts API, we highly recommend reading the Registration-as-a-Service Guide. Registration-as-a-Service (RaaS) is a premium platform that requires separate activation. If RaaS is not part of your site package, please contact Gigya by filling in a support form through the Console. You can access the support page by clicking Support on the upper menu after logging into the Gigya Console.


Note: This method is also supported in our REST API. If you wish to execute this method from your server, please refer to

REST API > accounts.isAvailableLoginID






The following table lists the available parameters:

loginIDstringThe login identifier to check if available. Can be either a username or an email address.
callbackfunctionA reference to a callback function. Gigya calls the specified function along with the results of the API method when the API method completes.
The callback function should be defined with the following signature: functionName(response).


Code Sample

<script type="text/javascript">
    function showIDInfo(response) {
    function getIDInfo() {
        var idParams = {
            callback: showIDInfo,


  • This sample is not meant to be fully functional code. For brevity's sake, only the code required for demonstrating the API call itself is presented.
  • To run the code on your own domain, add your Gigya API key to the gigya.js URL. A Gigya API key can be obtained on the Site Dashboard page on Gigya's website. Please make sure that the domain from which you are loading the page is the same domain name that you used for generating the API key.
  • In some cases it is necessary to connect/login the user to a provider ? prior to calling the API method. You can learn more in the Social Login guide.

Sample JSON Response

"isAvailable": true, 
"statusCode": 200, 
"errorCode": 0, 
"statusReason": "OK", 
"callId": "62ec24330f504c4ebde750a725180bc4", 
"time": "2015-04-06T08:08:27.871Z", 
"context": "R2926031215"