Update account

PUT /accounts/{account_id}

Modifies an existing account, usually in order to update some core information such as email.

As a matter of fact, you can only modify YOUR account. If you created another guy's account, you will not be able modify it afterwards with your access token. Only an app created by that user will be able to modify it. Let's assume here that you are John Smith, and that you want to update your account.


  • account_id (string) - Id of the account

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Minimal curl example

curl -ig 'https://api.mention.net/api/accounts/{account_id}' \
    -X PUT \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Accept-Version: 1.15' \
    -d '{"name":"NEW_ACCOUNT_EMAIL"}'

As you see in the curl example, there is no minimal requirement in the PUT request in terms of attributes sent. Therefore, you can modify only a single parameter if you wish to.

Available properties

Modifiable attributes are a subset of those of the POST request. It is all attributes marked as 'updatable' below:

Properties _ Definition Example Updatable
name required Account name "John Smith" yes
email required Account email "j.smith@nasa.com" yes
phone optional Account phone number "(202) 358-0001" yes
password required Account password. At least 6 characters Mypass1 yes
language_code required Two characters language code en yes
client optional Client name (e.g. the application name) that was used to register this user appTestMention no
default_notification_phone Phone data for sms notifications {"number": +33123456789} yes


This column indicates all attributes that can be updated via a PUT request

Beware! If you want to update the password, you need to pass 2 attributes: old_password and new_password



User name



User email. Min 2 characters, Maximum 255 characters.



User phone number.



User Password. Should include letters, figures, and be at least 6 characters long.

Language code


For a list of language codes available, you should fetch the app data, where there is an alert languages section.



Optionally, you can indicate the name of the client application which is registering the user.

Request Example

  • Headers
Authorization: Bearer YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN
Accept-Version: 1.15
  • Body
    "name": "John Smith Jr"
    "email": "john1@nasa.com",
    "phone": "(202) 358-0001"
    "language_code": "fr",
    "old_password": "Mypass1",
    "new_password": "Mysecuredpass2"

Response example

If the request was successful, the response will return the full account data, just as if you did a GET request on that Account.

  • Body
    "account": {
        "id": "630929_4wgkw0o0go4wco40wos4gww44tbrsluiajok04g4gsscw8wssk",
        "name": "John Smith Jr",
        "email": "john1@nasa.com",
        "language_code": "fr",
        "created_at": "2016-01-18T14:49:37.0+00:00",
        "updated_at": "2016-01-18T14:49:37.0+00:00", 
        "grouped_email_notification": false,
        "default_email_notification_frequency": "daily",
        "default_desktop_notification_frequency": "hourly",
        "default_push_notification_frequency": "hourly",
        "default_trending_email_notification_frequency": "occasionally",
        "default_trending_email_notification_frequency": "never",
        "permissions": {
            "create_alert": true,
            "read_teammembers": true,
            "read_teamrequests": true,
            "read_quotastats": true
        "email_subscriptions": {
            "quota_exceeded": true
    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": "\/api\/accounts\/630929_4wgkw0o0go4wco40wos4gww44tbrsluiajok04g4gsscw8wssk"



An unguessable id that identifies the account across the whole API.

Grouped email notification


Boolean value that indicates if the account prefers to have all notifications grouped in a single email for all alerts.


A json object in which the GET url that gives access to that account can be found.