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:

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 a JSON object containing the following fields:

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

JSON example

The output might look something like this:

   "description":"This is an account to test with",
   "company":"Copernica BV"

PHP example

The following PHP script calls this API method:

// dependencies

// change this into your access token
$api = new CopernicaRestAPI("your-access-token", 4);

// do the call, and print result

The example above requires the CopernicaRestApi class.

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