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Set Custom Attribute Value

Set a custom attribute field (also known as a custom user field) value for a user.

The custom attribute field must exist for your account. For details about defining custom user fields in OneLogin, see Custom User Fields.

Resource URL

https://api.<us_or_eu>.onelogin.com/api/1/users/:id/
set_custom_attributes

Header Parameters

Authorization

required

string

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 either of the following scopes: Manage users or Manage All.

Content-Type

required

string

Set to application/json.

Resource Parameter

id

required

string

Set to the id of the user for whom you want to set custom attribute values. If you don’t know the user’s id, use the Get Users API call to return all users and their id values.

Request Parameter

custom_attributes

required

object

Provide one or more key value pairs composed of the custom attribute field shortname and the value that you want to set the field to. See the Sample Request Body below for the required format.

Any existing custom attribute field value will be overwritten.

To remove a custom attribute value, send an empty value, such as "AWS_Role":"".

To get a list of existing custom attribute fields, use the Get Custom Attribute Fields API.

Request Body

{
   "custom_attributes":{
     "AWS_Role":"Administrator",
     "skype":"l_gonzalez"
   }
}

Sample Response

{
    "status": {
        "code": 200,
        "error": false,
        "message": "Success",
        "type": "success"
    }
}

Here are a few different errors that will return a 400 Bad Request status code.

{
    "status": {
        "code": 400,
        "error": true,
        "message": "input custom_attributes is not valid. Valid custom_attributes -> 
                    [AWS_Role skype messenger ]",
        "type": "bad request"
    }
}

{
    "status": {
        "code": 400,
        "error": true,
        "message": "custom_attributes is empty",
        "type": "bad request"
    }
}

{
    "status": {
        "code": 400,
        "error": true,
        "message": "Input JSON is not valid",
        "type": "bad request"
    }
}

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

{
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 400,
        "type": "bad request",
        "message": "Authorization Information is incorrect"
    }
}

Typically, the following error means that the user ID is not an integer. The user ID must be an integer.

{
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 400,
        "type": "bad request",
        "message": {
            "attribute": "id",
            "description": "ID is incorrect"
        }
    }
}

Typically, the following error means that the access token is invalid.

{
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 401,
        "type": "Unauthorized",
        "message": "Authentication Failure"
    }
}

Typically, the following error means that the access token used to make the call was generated using API credentials that have insufficient permissions. This API can be called using the Manage users or Manage All scope.

{
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 401,
        "type": "Unauthorized",
        "message": "Insufficient Permission"
    }
}
{
    "status": {
        "error": true,
        "code": 403,
        "type": "forbidden",
        "message": "user is not authorized to access this User"
    }
}
{
    "status": {
        "code": 404,
        "error": true,
        "message": "User for id 88888888 was not found",
        "type": "not found"
    }
}

Postman Collection

Replace sample variables indicated by < > in the sample request body with your actual values. Also, be sure to set Postman-specific environment variables indicated by {{ }}.

Download for the Users API

Sample Code

cURL

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

curl 'https://api.<us_or_eu>.onelogin.com/api/1/users/<user_id>/set_custom_attributes' \
-X PUT \
-H "Authorization: bearer: <access_token>" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{
    "custom_attributes":{
        "<custom_attribute_shortname1>":"<value>",
        "<custom_attribute_shortname2>":"<value>" 
    } 
}'

Python

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


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