Community articleWorking with profiles using the Administration API
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Using the Atom Publishing Protocol, also known as AtomPub, administrators can update profile entries or create and delete a profile.


Using the Atom Publishing Protocol, also known as AtomPub, administrators can update profile entries or create and delete a profile.

Attention: 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.

Retrieving profile entries using the Administration API
To retrieve a profile entry, send a GET request to the appropriate resource of the Administration API.

Adding a profile using the Administration API
To add a profile to the Profiles application, send a profile entry document in Atom format to the appropriate resource of the Administration API.

Deleting a profile using the Administration API
To delete a profile, send a delete request to the appropriate resource of the Administration API.

Updating a profile using the Administration API
To update a person's profile, send an updated profile entry document in Atom format to the appropriate resource of the Administration API.