REST API: GET identity

This method can be used if you want to find out the account that is linked to an API access token. By sending a GET request to the following URL, you can fetch the account information:

https://api.copernica.com/v1/identity?access_token=xxxx

This method can be useful if you have a lot of different access tokens to access many different accounts (this can happen if you built a OAuth integration). This method can then be used to find out to which account an access token belongs. If you use the REST API only to access your own account, there is not so much value in this method, because you already know the account to which you are linked.

The returned data

This method returns an object with account data. The object has the following properties:

  • ID: Unique numeric account identifier
  • name: Account name
  • description: Description of the account
  • company: The name of the company that pays for the account

PHP example

The following PHP script calls this API method:

// dependencies
require_once('copernica_rest_api.php');

// change this into your access token
$api = new CopernicaRestApi("your-access-token");

// do the call, and print result
print_r($api->get("account"));

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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