School

This API is used to provide access to school information such as users, academics, admissions, athletics, content, lists, and general school info.

GET

User by ID

Returns data for the specified user_id.
Requires at least one of the following roles in the Education Management system:

  • SKY API Data Sync

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
user_id Property is required integer

ID of the user to be returned.

Request headers

Header Required Type Description
Bb-Api-Subscription-Key Property is required string Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.
Authorization Property is required string OAuth 2.0 access token obtained from Blackbaud OAuth 2.0 Service. Supported grant types: Authorization code, Implicit.

Response 200 OK

Success

{
  "id": 1,
  "affiliation": "",
  "custom_field_eight": "custom value",
  "custom_field_five": "custom value",
  "custom_field_four": "custom value",
  "custom_field_nine": "custom value",
  "custom_field_one": "custom value",
  "custom_field_seven": "custom value",
  "custom_field_six": "custom value",
  "custom_field_ten": "custom value",
  "custom_field_three": "custom value",
  "custom_field_two": "custom value",
  "deceased": false,
  "display": "John Smith",
  "email": "example@example.com",
  "email_active": true,
  "first_name": "John",
  "gender": "M",
  "gender_description": "Male",
  "greeting": "",
  "host_id": "",
  "last_name": "Smith",
  "lost": false,
  "maiden_name": "",
  "middle_name": "Nolan",
  "nick_name": "Jonny",
  "preferred_name": "SuperStar",
  "dob": "2002-10-15T00:00:00Z",
  "prefix": "Mr.",
  "suffix": "III",
  "profile_pictures": {
    "large_filename_url": "//some.cdn.com/pathTo/largeFilename",
    "thumb_filename_url": "//some.cdn.com/pathTo/thumbFilename"
  }
}
{
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "id": {
      "type": "integer",
      "description": "The ID associated with a user",
      "format": "int32"
    },
    "affiliation": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The affiliation of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_eight": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (eight of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_five": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (five of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_four": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (four of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_nine": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (nine of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_one": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (one of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_seven": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (seven of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_six": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (six of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_ten": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (ten of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_three": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (three of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "custom_field_two": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "A custom field on the user profile (two of ten)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "deceased": {
      "type": "boolean",
      "description": "Returns true if deceased is selected under sensitive information in a personal profile ex: {last_name} {suffix*}, {first_name} {(maidenname*}) {grad_year*} *If not populated fields will not appear (read only)"
    },
    "display": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "Display name field generated from first name, last name, nickname, and grad year (read only)",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "email": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The email address of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "email_active": {
      "type": "boolean",
      "description": "Returns true if the users e-mail is ok to send to"
    },
    "first_name": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The first name of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "gender": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The gender of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "gender_description": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The gender of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "greeting": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The greeting of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "host_id": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The HostId of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "last_name": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The last name of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "lost": {
      "type": "boolean",
      "description": "Returns true if lost is selected under sensitive information in a personal profile (read only)"
    },
    "maiden_name": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The maiden name of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "middle_name": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The middle name of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "nick_name": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The nickname of a user\r\n<b>This field will be deprecated after 90 days.</b>",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "preferred_name": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The preferred name of the user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "dob": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "Users date of birth",
      "format": "date-time",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "prefix": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The prefix of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "suffix": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "The suffix of a user",
      "nullable": true
    },
    "profile_pictures": {
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "large_filename_url": {
          "type": "string",
          "description": "URL to users Large profile picture",
          "nullable": true
        },
        "thumb_filename_url": {
          "type": "string",
          "description": "URL to users Thumbnail profile picture",
          "nullable": true
        }
      },
      "additionalProperties": false,
      "description": ""
    }
  },
  "additionalProperties": false,
  "description": "UserRead Model"
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/users/{user_id}"
-H "Bb-Api-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"
-H "Authorization: Bearer {access token}"
--data-ascii "{body}"
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }

        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            var uri = "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/users/{user_id}?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/users/{user_id}");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            request.setHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");
            request.setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer {access token}");

            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity)); 
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };

        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/users/{user_id}?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Bb-Api-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer {access token}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];

    NSString* path = @"https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/users/{user_id}";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];

    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Bb-Api-Subscription-Key"];
    [_request setValue:@"Bearer {access token}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Authorization"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];

    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);

        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }

        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }

        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }

    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the PEAR HTTP client from http://pear.php.net/package/HTTP_Request2
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/users/{user_id}');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
   'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
   'Authorization' => 'Bearer {access token}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/school/v1/users/{user_id}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Bb-Api-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
    'Authorization': 'Bearer {access token}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.sky.blackbaud.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/school/v1/users/{user_id}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.sky.blackbaud.com/school/v1/users/{user_id}')

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)

# Request headers
request['Bb-Api-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
request['Authorization'] = 'Bearer {access token}'

# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body

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