Returns specified user's profile info, respecting profile privacy settings


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 profile information for.

Example Response

<profile id="85826296@N00" nsid="85826296@N00" showcase_set="12357488850955295" first_name="Hal" last_name="Cenderson" description="This is me, this is my story" website="" occupation="Super Conductor" hometown="Melbourne, Australia" city="San Francisco" country="USA" />

Error Codes

1: Invalid NSID provided
An invalid NSID was passed
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.profile.getProfile