Can the API be used without the customer logging in to FS?

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Can the API be used without the customer logging in to FS?

Postby tahooie » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:10 am

I would like to create a small web-app to let people conveniently search for ancestors, and then aggregate some of their results. I want to make the process simple and fast for those that have never done family history, and I fear that requiring a FamilySearch account will dissuade a lot of people.

Would I be able to submit API requests to search for a person and his/her ancestors without forcing each user to log in with Family Search?

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Re: Can the API be used without the customer logging in to F

Postby techgy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:34 am

tahooie wrote:I would like to create a small web-app to let people conveniently search for ancestors, and then aggregate some of their results. I want to make the process simple and fast for those that have never done family history, and I fear that requiring a FamilySearch account will dissuade a lot of people.

Would I be able to submit API requests to search for a person and his/her ancestors without forcing each user to log in with Family Search?
A login isn't required to perform a search on https://familysearch.org Those who DO login with an LDS account (and are members) are given additional information (ordinances).

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Re: Can the API be used without the customer logging in to F

Postby aebrown » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:53 am

If you have specific questions about the FamilySearch API, you'll get better responses by going to the FamilySearch Developer Center, then following the link to the FamilySearch Developer Network.

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Re: Can the API be used without the customer logging in to F

Postby tahooie » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:00 pm

Thanks! Would the search be possible through the API? All the examples seem to require a user to be authenticated. Is there documentation that describes what is and is not possible for a logged in user?

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Re: Can the API be used without the customer logging in to F

Postby aebrown » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:34 pm

tahooie wrote:Thanks! Would the search be possible through the API? All the examples seem to require a user to be authenticated. Is there documentation that describes what is and is not possible for a logged in user?

All the documentation is on the FamilySearch Developer Center, which is also the best place for you to ask these questions.


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