GetUser Service Operation


Gets the details of a user.

Request | Response

Error Codes

Service: CustomerManagementService.svc v11 | Namespace:

Request Body

The GetUserRequest object defines the elements of the request’s body. The elements must be in the same order as shown in the SOAP Request SOAP.

ElementDescriptionData TypeRequired
UserIdThe identifier of the user to get.

Note: If this element is null or not provided, the response will include details for the authenticated user specified in the request header.

Request Headers

Set the required header elements for each service request. New customers are required to sign up for Bing Ads with a Microsoft Account, and to manage those accounts you must use OAuth. Existing users with legacy Bing Ads credentials may continue to specify the UserName and Password header elements. In future versions of the API, Bing Ads will transition exclusively to Microsoft Account authentication. For more information, see Getting Started With the Bing Ads API.

OAuth Authentication

These request headers are required for Authentication with OAuth.

ElementDescriptionData Type
AuthenticationTokenThe OAuth access token that represents a Microsoft Account user who has permissions to Bing Ads accounts.string
DeveloperTokenThe developer token used to access the Bing Ads API.string

Password Authentication

These request headers are required for legacy username and password authentication.

ElementDescriptionData Type
DeveloperTokenThe developer token used to access the Bing Ads API.string
PasswordThe Bing Ads user's sign-in password.string
UserNameThe Bing Ads user's sign-in user name. You must not set this element to a Microsoft account or email address. To authenticate a Microsoft account, use the AuthenticationToken header instead of UserName and Password.string

Request SOAP

The following example shows the complete request envelope.

<s:Envelope xmlns:i="" xmlns:s="">
  <s:Header xmlns="">
    <Action mustUnderstand="1">GetUser</Action>
    <ApplicationToken i:nil="false"></ApplicationToken>
    <AuthenticationToken i:nil="false"></AuthenticationToken>
    <DeveloperToken i:nil="false"></DeveloperToken>
    <Password i:nil="false"></Password>
    <UserName i:nil="false"></UserName>
    <GetUserRequest xmlns="">
      <UserId i:nil="false"></UserId>

Response Body

ElementDescriptionData Type
AccountsAn array of identifiers of the accounts to which the user has access permissions. If the Roles element contains an account role and the Accounts element contains a 0 (zero)-length array, it indicates that the user has access permissions to all of the customer’s accounts.long array
CustomersAn array of identifiers of the customers to which the user has access permissions. If the Roles element contains a customer role and the Customers element contains a 0 (zero)-length array, it indicates that the user has access permissions to all customers.long array
RolesAn array of roles that determines the permissions that the user has to manage the customer or account data.

Possible values include the following:
16 - The user has the Advertiser Campaign Manager role.
33 - The user has the Aggregator role.
41 - The user has the Super Admin role.
100 - The user has the ClientViewer role.
203 - The user has the Standard role.

For more information, see User Roles and Available Service Operations.

Important: The list above provides examples of possible return values. Other values might be returned. Deprecated or internal roles can be included in the response.
int array
UserA user object that contains information about the user.User

Response Header

ElementDescriptionData Type
TrackingIdThe identifier of the log entry that contains the details of the API call.string

Response SOAP

The following example shows the complete response envelope.

<s:Envelope xmlns:s="">
  <s:Header xmlns="">
    <TrackingId p4:nil="false" xmlns:p4=""></TrackingId>
    <GetUserResponse xmlns="">
      <User xmlns:e17="" p5:nil="false" xmlns:p5="">
        <e17:ContactInfo p5:nil="false">
          <e17:Address p5:nil="false">
            <e17:City p5:nil="false"></e17:City>
            <e17:CountryCode p5:nil="false"></e17:CountryCode>
            <e17:Id p5:nil="false"></e17:Id>
            <e17:Line1 p5:nil="false"></e17:Line1>
            <e17:Line2 p5:nil="false"></e17:Line2>
            <e17:Line3 p5:nil="false"></e17:Line3>
            <e17:Line4 p5:nil="false"></e17:Line4>
            <e17:PostalCode p5:nil="false"></e17:PostalCode>
            <e17:StateOrProvince p5:nil="false"></e17:StateOrProvince>
            <e17:TimeStamp p5:nil="false"></e17:TimeStamp>
          <e17:ContactByPhone p5:nil="false"></e17:ContactByPhone>
          <e17:ContactByPostalMail p5:nil="false"></e17:ContactByPostalMail>
          <e17:Email p5:nil="false"></e17:Email>
          <e17:EmailFormat p5:nil="false"></e17:EmailFormat>
          <e17:Fax p5:nil="false"></e17:Fax>
          <e17:HomePhone p5:nil="false"></e17:HomePhone>
          <e17:Id p5:nil="false"></e17:Id>
          <e17:Mobile p5:nil="false"></e17:Mobile>
          <e17:Phone1 p5:nil="false"></e17:Phone1>
          <e17:Phone2 p5:nil="false"></e17:Phone2>
        <e17:CustomerAppScope p5:nil="false"></e17:CustomerAppScope>
        <e17:CustomerId p5:nil="false"></e17:CustomerId>
        <e17:Id p5:nil="false"></e17:Id>
        <e17:JobTitle p5:nil="false"></e17:JobTitle>
        <e17:LastModifiedByUserId p5:nil="false"></e17:LastModifiedByUserId>
        <e17:LastModifiedTime p5:nil="false"></e17:LastModifiedTime>
        <e17:Lcid p5:nil="false"></e17:Lcid>
        <e17:Name p5:nil="false">
          <e17:FirstName p5:nil="false"></e17:FirstName>
          <e17:LastName p5:nil="false"></e17:LastName>
          <e17:MiddleInitial p5:nil="false"></e17:MiddleInitial>
        <e17:Password p5:nil="false"></e17:Password>
        <e17:SecretAnswer p5:nil="false"></e17:SecretAnswer>
        <e17:UserLifeCycleStatus p5:nil="false"></e17:UserLifeCycleStatus>
        <e17:TimeStamp p5:nil="false"></e17:TimeStamp>
        <e17:UserName p5:nil="false"></e17:UserName>
      <Roles p4:nil="false" xmlns:a1="" xmlns:p4="">
      <Accounts p4:nil="false" xmlns:a1="" xmlns:p4="">
      <Customers p4:nil="false" xmlns:a1="" xmlns:p4="">

If the service operation fails, it throws a FaultException, which contains one or more of the Bing Ads API error data objects. For information about the fault detail objects, see Customer Management Error Data Objects and Handling Service Errors and Exceptions.The following are example error codes that the error objects can include when using this service operation. For all documented error codes, please see Bing Ads Operation Error Codes.

Error Code