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Get User by ID

For details about each element in the User resource, see User Resource.

Resource URL


Header Parameters




Set to bearer:<access_token>.

Set <access_token> to the access token you generated using the Generate Token API.

The access token must have been generated using an API credential pair created using the scope required to call this API. This API can be called using any one of the following scopes: Read Users, Manage users, Read All, or Manage All.

Resource Parameters




Set to the id of the user that you want to return.

If you don’t know the user’s id, use the Get Users API call to return all users and their id values.

Sample Responses

    "status": {
        "error": false,
        "code": 200,
        "type": "success",
        "message": "Success"
    "data": [
            "activated_at": "2015-01-21T02:23:45.990Z",
            "created_at": "2014-12-19T02:02:38.817Z",
            "email": "",
            "username": "hzhang",
            "firstname": "Hazel",
            "group_id": 444444,
            "id": 1,
            "invalid_login_attempts": 3,
            "invitation_sent_at": "2016-02-11T01:31:03.540Z",
            "last_login": "2016-02-26T19:16:25.902Z",
            "lastname": "Zhang",
            "locked_until": null,
            "notes": null,
            "openid_name": "hazel.zhang",
            "locale_code": null,
            "password_changed_at": "2016-02-25T19:59:54.118Z",
            "phone": "4155551212",
            "status": 1,
            "updated_at": "2016-02-26T19:16:26.412Z",
            "distinguished_name": null,
            "external_id": null,
            "directory_id": null,
            "member_of": null,
            "samaccountname": null,
            "userprincipalname": null,
            "manager_ad_id": null,
            "manager_user_id": 29260307,
            "role_id": [
            "company": "OneLogin",
            "department": "Finance",
            "title": "Captain",
            "state": 1,
            "trusted_idp_id": null,
            "custom_attributes": {
                "alias": "Haz",
                "branch": "Southwest Center"

Typically, this error means that your Authorization header value is missing or incorrectly formatted. The Authorization header value should use this format: bearer:<access_token>.

      "type":"bad request",
      "message":"Authorization Information is incorrect"

Typically, this error means that your access token value is invalid.

    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 401,
        "type": "Unauthorized",
        "message": "Authentication Failure"
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 403,
        "type": "forbidden",
        "message": "user is not authorized to access this User"
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 404,
        "type": "not found",
        "message": "User for id 144687001 was not found"

Postman Collection

Replace sample variables indicated by {{ }} with your actual values.

Download for the Users API

Sample Code


Replace sample values indicated by < > with your actual values.

curl 'https://<api-domain>/api/1/users/<id>' \
-X GET \
-H "Authorization: bearer:<access_token>"


See Get Access Token and Users.


See Work with OAuth 2.0 Tokens, Users, and Roles.

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