Retrieving a community member
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To retrieve a member from the access control list for a application, use the edit link found in the member entry in the ACL list feed.
Tags: commapi

You can use this operation to obtain member entry information that you want to preserve prior to performing an update. The request returns an Atom entry document that contains the member entry.

See Updating community members for more information.

Method URI Description
GET /communities/service/atom/community/members web address returned in the HTTP location header when the member entry was created.
Value of the href attribute of the <link> element with the rel="edit" attribute value for each acl node entry in the acl list feed.
Name Type Optional Description
string No The UUID of community to which the member belongs.
string No The short ID of the member you wish to retrieve.
Name Type Optional Description
enumerated No The Authentication mechanism selected by your application to access the API.
Basic is the Base64 encoding of the IBM Connections Cloud username and password: Base64(username:password). For example, Base64(
Bearer is the OAuth 2.0 access token that is generated when the user grants your application access to IBM Connection Cloud services. See the API Reference topic "OAuth 2.0 APIs for web server flow" for more information.
Authorized values:
  • Basic basicAuth
  • Bearer access_token
Content Type: application/atom+xml
Code Description
OK. Indicates that the member entry was successfully found and returned. If an error occurs, this header will contain one of the error codes below.
Bad Request.
Not Found.
Unauthorized. Returned when the request did not include proper authentication credentials.
Jonathan Hewitt commented on Dec 3, 2015

Re: Retrieving a community member

Corrected userid parameter