Update User

Update an existing user in Salesforce.

Unless indicated, field types are text.

Required fields are indicated by a red asterisk.


  • User

    • First Name: first name of user

    • Last Name: last name of user

    • Username: user's unique login, in the form of an email address

    • Email: Email address of user. Updates to this field are not visible in the profile until the user confirms the changed address.

    • Profile Name (dropdown): user’s base-level permissions in Salesforce

    • Role Name (dropdown): user's position in the organization

    • Alias: short name to identify the user on pages where the entire name does not fit (if no value is provided, alias is generated based on the Username, trimmed to eight characters)

    • Nickname: name used to identify user in a community

    • Title: user's job title

    • Email Encoding (dropdown): character set and encoding for outbound email sent by user, defaulted to Unicode (UTF-8)

    • Locale: user's country or geographic region, defaulted to en_US (locales supported by Salesforce can be found here)

    • Language (dropdown): user's primary language

    • Mobile Phone: user's cellular or mobile phone number

    • Phone: user's phone number

    • Street: user's street address

    • City: city portion of user’s address

    • State/Province: state or province portion of user’s address

    • Zip/Postal Code: zip code or postal code portion of user’s address

    • Employee Number: unique identification number for the user

    • Company Name: name of the user's company

    • Division: division of the company (for example, PC Sales Group)

    • Department: department or group in the company (for example, Customer Support)

    • Manager ID: unique identifier of user's manager

    • Permission Set Names (collection): array of permission set names you can grant to the user

    • Public Group Names (collection): array of public group names you can assign the user to

    • Feature License Names (collection): array of feature licenses you can grant to the user (feature licenses provide access to features not included in the user license)

    • Federation ID: user's unique identification for federation

    • Time Zone (dropdown): primary time zone in which the user works, defaulted to (GMT-07:00) Pacific Daylight Time (America/Los_Angeles)

    • Dynamically generated custom fields


  • Status Code (number): success or failure of your HTTP request; here is a list of all status codes