Get information about a user.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
user_id (Required)
The NSID of the user to fetch information about.

Example Response

<person nsid="12037949754@N01" ispro="0" iconserver="122" iconfarm="1">
  <realname>Cal Henderson</realname>
  <location>Vancouver, Canada</location>
    <firstdatetaken>1900-09-02 09:11:24</firstdatetaken>

The firstdate element contains the unix timestamp of the first photo uploaded by the user. The firstdatetaken element contains the mysql datetime of the first photo taken by the user.

The iconserver element is used to build the url to the users' buddyicon - for more information please read the buddyicon guide.

If the API call is authenticated contact information will also be returned as attributes on the person element. contact, friend, and family are boolean flags describing the relationship between the authenticated user, and the person currently being inspected. revcontact, revfriend, and revfamily is the reciprocal relationship.

Error Codes

1: User not found
The user id passed did not match a Flickr user.
5: User deleted
The user id passed matched a deleted Flickr user.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

API Explorer : flickr.people.getInfo