Assign multiple keys in the application-wide default settings. This will create a new key with a default value if the key does not yet exist in the application. If the key does exist, the value will be overwritten.

Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the key already existed. A true value means the key has been overwritten, whereas false means a new key has been created.

Note. You cannot use settings/set_default_multi to modify any client-specific settings.

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

Assigns the value Jay to the owner key, value true to the public key, and value 10 to the level key.

curl -X POST \
    -H "Authorization: Basic aW1fYV...NfbXk="\
    --data-urlencode items='{"owner":"Jay","public":"true","level":"10"}' \
      Running this command in Postman

Authorized Clients

  • owner


  •  janrain-signed
  •  basic-auth

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
items string Yes JSON object containing the key-value pairs being assigned to the client.


200 OK

Response Example (application/json)

  "result": {
    "public": false,
    "owner": false,
    "level": false
 "stat": "ok"