GET /api/users/{UserID}/challenges

Returns information about the security challenge questions that an individual user has provided answers for.

Authorization Roles/Permissions: Must be logged in. Self (logged in) or Site Admin (for any user).

This topic includes the following sections:

HTTP Method

GET

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URL

https://{hostname}/api/users/{UserID}/challenges

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Sample Request

The example below shows a request for the security questions and answers for the specified user.

Request URL

https://{hostname}/api/users/eceffbe3-3386-495b-80d3-7526f0eb0edc.acmepaymentscorp/challenges

Sample request headers

Accept: application/vnd.soa.v72+json

Sample request body

Not applicable.

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Request Headers

For general information on request header values, refer to HTTP Request Headers.

Header Description
Accept

application/json, application/xml

application/vnd.soa.v72+json, application/vnd.soa.v72+xml

application/vnd.soa.v80+json, application/vnd.soa.v80+xml

application/vnd.soa.v81+json, application/vnd.soa.v81+xml

X-Csrf-Token_{fedmemberID} The CSRF prevention header; may or may not be required, depending on platform settings. See CSRF Prevention on the Platform. By default, the CSRF header is not required for GET operations and is required for all others, with a few exceptions relating to user login.

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Request Parameters

Parameter Parm Type Data Type Required Description
UserID Path string Required The unique ID for a specific user.

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Response

If successful, this operation returns HTTP status code 200, with information about the security challenge questions for the specified user.

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Sample Response

The sample response below shows successful completion of this operation.

Sample response headers: application/vnd.soa.v72+json

Status Code: 200 OK
Content-Type: application/vnd.soa.v72+json
Expires: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:19:07 GMT

Sample response body: application/vnd.soa.v72+json

{
  "UserIdentificationChallenge" : [ {
    "UserID" : "eceffbe3-3386-495b-80d3-7526f0eb0edc.acmepaymentscorp",
    "ChallengeCode" : "com.soa.challenge.question.city.birth",
    "ChallengeQuestion" : "What is the city of your birth?"
  }, {
    "UserID" : "eceffbe3-3386-495b-80d3-7526f0eb0edc.acmepaymentscorp",
    "ChallengeCode" : "com.soa.challenge.question.pet",
    "ChallengeQuestion" : "What is the name of your pet?"
  }, {
    "UserID" : "eceffbe3-3386-495b-80d3-7526f0eb0edc.acmepaymentscorp",
    "ChallengeCode" : "com.soa.challenge.question.color",
    "ChallengeQuestion" : "What is your favorite color?"
  } ]
}

Sample response body: application/vnd.soa.v72+xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Challenges xmlns="http://soa.com/xsd/business/1.0" xmlns:ns2="http://soa.com/xsd/api/1.0" 
xmlns:ns3="http://soa.com/xsd/legals/1.0" xmlns:ns4="http://soa.com/xsd/dnmodel/1.0">
  <Challenge>
    <ChallengeCode>com.soa.challenge.question.city.birth</ChallengeCode>
    <ChallengeQuestion>What is the city of your birth?</ChallengeQuestion>
  </Challenge>
  <Challenge>
    <ChallengeCode>com.soa.challenge.question.pet</ChallengeCode>
    <ChallengeQuestion>What is the name of your pet?</ChallengeQuestion>
  </Challenge>
  <Challenge>
    <ChallengeCode>com.soa.challenge.question.color</ChallengeCode>
    <ChallengeQuestion>What is your favorite color?</ChallengeQuestion>
  </Challenge>
</Challenges>

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Response Headers

For general information on response header values, refer to HTTP Response Headers.

Header Description
Content-Type

application/json, application/xml

application/vnd.soa.v72+json, application/vnd.soa.v72+xml

application/vnd.soa.v80+json, application/vnd.soa.v80+xml

application/vnd.soa.v81+json, application/vnd.soa.v81+xml

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Response Body

Name Type Description
UserIdentificationChallenges UserIdentificationChallenges Contains information about one or more user identification challenge questions applicable to a specific user, and in some cases the answers also.

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Error Codes/Messages

If the call is unsuccessful an error code/message is returned. One or more examples of possible errors for this operation are shown below.

Item Value
401 Unauthorized. For example, you would get this response if you didn't include the custom X-Csrf-Token_{fedmemberID} header in the request, when it was required by the platform settings; or if you included an invalid or expired value for this header. You would also get this response for any operation that requires login (almost all) if the login cookie was missing.
500 An error occurred processing the call.

More information about Akana API Platform API error messages.

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