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Retrieving User ID
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Hey everyone- I'm looking to use the Ning API in a very simple way.  I just need to get the current logged in user's ID so that I can use it to create a custom url link to their profile.I looked…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allyson Beckers Nov 19, 2010.

 

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Phil McCluskey replied to Ben Tseitlin's discussion Retrieving User ID
"Hi Allyson,   Here's an ultra simple example:   <script type="text/javascript"> alert(ning.CurrentProfile.fullName); alert(ning.CurrentProfile.photoUrl); </script>   You should be able to prefill the form…"
Nov 18, 2010
Ben Tseitlin replied to Ben Tseitlin's discussion Retrieving User ID
"Sweet, thanks Phil.  This looks like it could work for me."
Nov 1, 2010
Phil McCluskey replied to Ben Tseitlin's discussion Retrieving User ID
"Hi Ben,   You can probably also just do this using some javascript.  If you view source on a network page and have a look at the ning js object that gets created, it contains a CurrentProfile object which has an id…"
Nov 1, 2010
Ben Tseitlin replied to Ben Tseitlin's discussion Retrieving User ID
"Thanks Devin! So the screen name is the one that is used in a user's profile URL?   Would this be a correct way to do it? var userid =  GET /User?author=<screenname>  "
Nov 1, 2010
Devin replied to Ben Tseitlin's discussion Retrieving User ID
"I've already filed a request for the Ning API to make it easier to find the User ID of the authenticated member.   The 'userid' variable you are setting via OpenSocial is called a 'screen name' in the Ning API and it is…"
Nov 1, 2010
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Retrieving User ID

Hey everyone- I'm looking to use the Ning API in a very simple way.  I just need to get the current logged in user's ID so that I can use it to create a custom url link to their profile.I looked through some of the documentation and found this:var userid = response.get("oViewer").getData().getId();(…See More
Oct 30, 2010
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