The set_backplane_properties call configures the Backplane server used to communicate with all of the Backplane-enabled apps on a page. 

Accepted Content-types

  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • multipart/form-data

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 application domain followed by /api/v2; for example:


You can find your application domain in the Social Login (Engage Dashboard) on the Settings page:

Example Request

curl -X POST \
    --data-urlencode apiKey=1234567891234567891234567891234567891234\
    --data-urlencode server=example.com \
    --data-urlencode bus=example_bus \
    --data-urlencode username=larrydrebes \
    --data-urlencode password=rosebud \
      Running this command in Postman

Example Response

  "stat": "ok"

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
apiKey string Yes Social Login API key. This key can be found on the Janrain Dashboard.
bus string Yes Backplane bus name.
password string Password portion of the Backplane credentials. This parameter is required if you do not include the remove parameter.
remove string When set to true, removes the Backplane configuration for the specified server or bus. When false, creates a new Backplane configuration.
server string Yes Domain name for the Backplane server. For example:

username string Username portion of the Backplane credentials. This parameter is required if you do not include the remove parameter.
version string Backplane server version. The default value is v1.