Using the Atom Publishing Protocol, also known as AtomPub, administrators can update profile entries or create and delete a profile.
The only supported methods for writing data to or modifying data in the Profiles database are by using this Profiles Atom administrative API, using the supplied Profiles TDI assembly lines, or by developing custom assembly lines using the connectors. Writing directly to the database, including using TDI database connectors to do so, is not supported and can lead to unforeseen consequences including data loss and application malfunction.
Following a person using the Administration API
Profiles administrators can create following relationships between people. To create a relationship, use the HTTP PUT method.
Deleting following relationships using the Administration API
Profiles administrators may delete following relationships between other users. To delete a relationship, use the HTTP DELETE method.