Retrieves the access schema for the specified API client. An access schema defines the subset of attributes to which a client has read or write access. Note that access schemas only apply to API-based implementations of the Identity Cloud. If you are using a JavaScript SDK-based implementation then access to forms ands fields is managed by the flow.

Refer to the Registration Error Codes section for details on error codes.

This endpoint includes the following methods:

  • POST



This endpoint supports both Basic authentication (recommended) and janrain-signed authentication.

How to Create an Authentication String

Base URL

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


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


Example Request

This command returns the write access schema associated with the API client 0987fghi0987fghi.

curl -X POST \
  -H "Authorization: Basic c2dueXZ1czZwYzRqbTdraHIybmVxNWdzODlnYnIyZXE6d3Q0YzN1bjl3a2tjZnZ5a25xeDQ0eW5jNDc2YWZzNjg" \
  --data-urlencode type_name=user \
  --data-urlencode for_client_id=0987fghi0987fghi \
  --data-urlencode access_type=write \
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Example Response

  "schema": {
    "attr_defs": [
        "name": "id",
        "description": "simple identifier for this entity",
        "type": "id"
        "name": "uuid",
        "description": "globally unique idetifier for this entity",
        "type": "uuid"
        "name": "created",
        "description": "when this entity was created",
        "type": "dateTime"
        "name": "lastUpdated",
        "description": "when this entity was last updated",
        "type": "dateTime"
        "case-sensitive": false,
        "name": "Description",
        "length": 1000,
        "type": "string"
        "case-sensitive": false,
        "name": "Name",
        "constraints": [
        "length": null,
        "type": "string"
    "name": "user"
  "stat": "ok"

Authorized Clients

  • owner 
  • login_client 
  • direct_read_access 
  • direct_access 
  • access_issuer

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
type_name string Yes Name of the entityType.
for_client_id string Yes Client ID of the client whose access schema is being returned.
access_type string Yes Type of access schema. Allowed values are:
  • read
  • write
  • read_with_token
  • write_with_token