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Create Profile

Will create a user profile in the system.  UserKey serves as the unique user id for the profile.  By leaving the username and password field blank, the profile will not be able to be logged in.  It is used for creating SSO with another system such as Facebook, OpenID or Windows Live ID.

The username and email fields are required to be unique.  If there is a conflict when creating a new profile, the response object will contain a failure with the duplicateUserKey field set.

We do not currently allow the specific userkey "0" or any userkeys that contain a forward slash "/".

Method: POST /api/v3/publisher/profilestore/create

Authentication: oauth
Required Form Name Data Type Explanation
UserKey string The unique id for the user.  This will be displayed for refer friends urls, so using the email address is discouraged.  If not supplied, it will be generated automatically.
string The email address for the profile.  Unique across the system.
stringThe first name of the consumer.
The last name of the consumer.
Username string The username on the profile.  Unique across the system.
*1 Password string The password on the profile.
*1 PasswordConfirm string The confirm password on the profile.  Must match with Password.
 preferredIsoCurrencyCode string
The consumer's preferred iso currency code such as USD or EUR.
No ProfileData[0...n] ProfileDataItem
A collection of profile data items.
NoReferredByUserKeystringThe user key of another profile if this profile was referred to the site.
If true, a welcome email will be sent to the user who just created a profile (true by default).

*1 Username, Password, Password confirm are required if this profile can be logged in to with a username and password.  Facebook Connect users will have these 3 fields blank.

Required Form Name Data Type Explanation
Keystring The key for the data item.  Limited to 50 characters.
string The value for this data item.  Can be null.  Limited to 50,000 characters.
IsUnique bool
Setting this value to true will enforce a unique constraint across all profile data items. 

This should be used when storing the 3rd party authentication token and/or id.  As this field can be queried against.
base response fields
duplicateUserKey - When the email or username violates the unique constraint, the existing profile's userkey will be returned.
userKey - The user key of the newly created profile.  Useful when the user key is not passed in on the request.

Sample Request:

POST  http://api.groupcommerce.com/api/v3/publisher/profilestore/create

Form: UserKey=055ee694-7570-4044-a4b8-108088b6edd0&Email=apisupport%40groupcommerce.com&Username=beardeddevelopers&Password=password2&PasswordConfirm=password2&ProfileData%5b0%5d.Key=FirstName&ProfileData%5b0%5d.Value=Sylvester&ProfileData%5b0%5d.IsUnique=False&ProfileData%5b1%5d.Key=LastName&ProfileData%5b1%5d.Value=Martin&ProfileData%5b1%5d.IsUnique=False&ProfileData%5b2%5d.Key=SamsClubCard&ProfileData%5b2%5d.Value=73879483874&ProfileData%5b2%5d.IsUnique=True&ReferAFriendInfo.ReferredByUserKey=

Authorization: OAuth oauth_signature="saSf4k%2fCJSLJ0JR1zxLxjYItgEU%3d", oauth_nonce="6676795", oauth_timestamp="1320277782", oauth_consumer_key="eeb6b959-b854-4ad1-b563-e801c83cf81d", oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1", oauth_version="1.0"

Sample JSON Response:

    "userKey": "

Sample XML Response:

<createProfileResponse xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <duplicateUserKey i:nil="true"/>