Search server to find people on the federated social web
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API server to find people on the federated social web by email address, Twitter handle, Facebook ID, Google+ account, etc.


Copyright 2012, StatusNet Inc. and others.

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There one main API endpoint.

  • /v1/ids

    Takes a JSON document with fields "hook", "ids", "filter".

    "hook" is a Webhook to return additional results "later".

    "filter" is a filter for the results. Current values include:

    • "pubsub": only accounts that provide PubSubHubbub-enabled feeds

    "ids" is an array of identifier strings. Identifiers can be:

    Notable kinds of URLs are:

    Returns a JSON document that maps those identifiers to known accounts for the same user.


        "hook": "",
        "filter": "pubsub",
        "ids": [
            "Jan-Christoph Borchardt"


        "@t": [""],
        "": ["", ""],
        "": [],
        "": [""],
        "Jan-Christoph Borchardt": [""]

    Note: every ID is returned, even if we don't have info on it.

    Every result would return as an array, even if there's only one element.