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socialize.setUserInfo REST

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This method updates a user's site information.

 

Request URL

Where <Data_Center> is:
  • us1.gigya.com - For the US data center.
  • eu1.gigya.com - For the European data center.
  • au1.gigya.com - For the Australian data center.
  • ru1.gigya.com - For the Russian data center.
  • cn1.gigya-api.cn - For the Chinese data center.

If you are not sure of your site's data center, see Finding Your Data Center.

 

Parameters

RequiredNameTypeDescription
UID string The unique ID of the user with which this method call is associated (i.e., the logged-in user whom is performing the action on the client-side and triggering the REST call). This is the UID you receive from Gigya after a successful login of this user. See User.UID for more information.
  • The UID parameter is required when you call this method through one of the following interfaces:  PHP SDKPython SDKJava SDKNET SDK  or if you are using the REST API directly with Gigya's proprietary authorization method.
  • The UID parameter is not required when you call this method through one of the following interfaces: Android SDK, iOS SDK or if you are using an external OAuth2 SDK.
Note: If you are using account linking then the UID would be your site user ID. To learn more about Social Login with account linking (best practice), please refer to the Social Login Implementation guide.
userInfoJSON object or stringThis parameter allows you to provide Gigya with a site's user profile data. This ensures consistent user experience. Gigya uses this information, for example, in plugins that show user info such as the Comments plugins. 
The object may include the following fields: nickname, photoURL, thumbnailURL, firstName, lastName, gender, age, email.

For example:

userInfo: { firstName: "David", gender: "m", age:30 }

 

 

Authorization Parameters

Each REST API request must contain identification and authorization parameters.

Note: the authorization parameters are required only if you are using the REST API directly. If you are using one of Gigya's SDKs then these parameters are not required, since the SDK implements the authorization method internally.

There are two methods of authorization:

  1. If you are using Gigya's proprietary authorization method, you will need to pass the parameters specified here. Or, if you are making a call over HTTPS then you may pass the secret parameter instead of the timestamp, nonce and sig parameters. For more information, please read the Using Gigya's REST API with our proprietary authorization method guide.
  2. If you are conforming with the OAuth 2.0 standard, use the method socialize.getToken instead this method, with parameters grant_type set to none and x_siteUID set to the user's site identifier. For more information, please read the Using Gigya's REST API in compliance with OAuth 2.0 guide.

 

 

Response Data

FieldTypeDescription
 
errorCode integer The result code of the operation. Code '0' indicates success, any other number indicates failure. For a complete list of error codes, see the Error Codes table.
errorMessage string A short textual description of an error, associated with the errorCode, for logging purposes. This field will appear in the response only in case of an error.
errorDetails string This field will appear in the response only in case of an error and will contain the exception info, if available.
fullEventName string The full name of the event that triggered the response. This is an internally used parameter that is not always returned and should not be relied upon by your implementation.
callId string Unique identifier of the transaction, for debugging purposes.
time string The time of the response represented in ISO 8601 format, i.e., yyyy-mm-dd-Thh:MM:ss.SSSZ or
statusCode integer The HTTP response code of the operation. Code '200' indicates success.
This property is deprecated and only returned for backward compatibility.
statusReason string A brief explanation of the status code.
This property is deprecated and only returned for backward compatibility.

 

A field that does not contain data will not appear in the response.

 

 

Response Example

{
  "statusCode": 200,
  "errorCode": 0,
  "statusReason": "OK",
  "callId": "8e6dea6eb5e34f2a98860b0ddff51408",
  "time": "2015-03-22T11:42:25.943Z"
}