Change the IP whitelist for a target client, overwriting the previous whitelist. Only the client with the owner feature may make this API call. If the owner client sets the whitelist for itself, the whitelist must allow access from the IP address making the call. All new clients begin with a default whitelist of [""] (meaning that all IP addresses are allowed).

This endpoint includes the following methods:

  • POST



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:


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:


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:


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


Example Request

Change the IP whitelist for the client with the ID value 67890fghij67890fghij to an array that includes the IP address

curl -X POST \
    -H "Authorization: Basic aW1fYV...NfbXk="\
    --data-urlencode for_client_id=67890fghij67890fghij \
    --data-urlencode whitelist='[""]'\

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


  •  janrain-signed
  •  basic-auth

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
for_client_id string The ID of the client whose whitelist is to be modified. If this parameter is not present then the owner client's whitelist will be modified.
whitelist string Yes A JSON array of CIDR addresses that constitute the new whitelist for the client. Each value must use the format x.x.x.x/x.


200 OK

Example Error Response

  "argument_name": "whitelist",
  "request_id": "g8snkpqubwkd7kzh",
  "code": 200,
  "error_description": "whitelist was not valid for the following
    reason: invalid cidr address:; value after slash
    must be 32or less",
  "error": "invalid_argument",
  "stat": "error"

Response Example (application/json)

  "stat": "ok"