/clients/set_description

Change the description of a client. This can also be thought of as the name of the client.

This API call may only be made by the owner client.

This endpoint includes the following methods:

  • POST


POST

Authentication

This endpoint supports Basic authentication. To create an authentication string, combine your API client ID, a colon (:), and your client secret into a single value. For example, if your client ID is abcdefg and your client secret is hijklmnop, that value would look like this:

abcdefg:hijklmnop

Next, take the string and base64 encode it.

For example, on a Mac, you can base encode the string using this command:

echo -n "abcdefg:hijklmnop" | base64

If you’re running Microsoft Windows, you can encode the string by using a Windows PowerShell command similar to this:

[Convert]::ToBase64String([System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes("abcdefg:hijklmn"))

The resulting value (e.g., YWJjZGVmZzpoaWprbG1ub3A=) should be used in your authentication header.

If you are making API calls using Postman, select Basic Auth as your identification type, then use the client ID as the username and the client secret as the password.

Make sure that your API client has the all the permissions (for example, the right to read user profile information) needed to complete the API call.

Base URL

The base URL for this endpoint is your Janrain Capture domain; for example:

https://educationcenter.us-dev.janraincapture.com

Your Capture domains (also known as Registration domains) can be found in the Janrain Console on the Manage Application page:

Examples

Example Request

Change the description of the client with the ID "67890fghij67890fghij" to "New client description".


curl -X POST \
    -H "Authorization: Basic aW1fYV...NfbXk="\
    --data-urlencode for_client_id=67890fghij67890fghij \
    --data-urlencode description='New client description'\
    https://my-app.janraincapture.com/clients/set_description
  

Running Code Samples Using Postman

The Janrain REST API code samples are written using Curl, but they can easily be run from within Postman. To use one of our code samples in Postman:

  1. Click the Copy to Clipboard button located directly beneath the code sample
  2. In Postman, click Import to display the Import dialog box.
  3. In the Import dialog box, click Paste Raw Text, and then paste in the copied code. The Import dialog box should look similar to this:

  4. Click Import, and the Curl command will be converted to a format that can be run from within Postman. All you need to do now is configure the command to work with your Janrain implementation.

Authorized Clients

  • owner

Security

  •  janrain-signed
  •  basic-auth

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
for_client_id string Client ID for the client whose description is being changed. If this parameter is not present, the description of the owner client is changed.
 
description string Yes New description for the client.
 

Responses

200 OK

Example Error Response


{
  "argument_name": "for_client_id",
  "request_id": "73et727cxds4vwtx",
  "code": 200,
  "error_description": "for_client_id was not valid for the following
    reason: for_client_id isnot avalid id",
  "error": "invalid_argument",
  "stat": "error"
}
  

Response Example (application/json)


{
  "stat": "ok"
}