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user.signup

This method allows your API application to signup a new Scribd user. If the signup is successful, your application will be passed back a session key which will allow you to execute methods on behalf of the new user.

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
usernamestring(required)The username of the user to signup.
passwordstring(required)The password for the new user account
emailstring(required)The email address of the user. Please ensure that this address is valid to comply with US Copyright Law.
namestring(optional)The real name of the user
api_keystring(required)API key assigned to your account.
api_sigstring(optional)MD5 hash of the active request and your secret key. This is an optional security measure. See the signing documentation for more info.

Sample return XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><rsp stat="ok"><session_key>sess-lzkme201lzm12xc</session_key><user_id>31415</user_id><username>emc2</username><name>Albert Einstein</name></rsp>

Result explanation

NameTypeDescription
session_keystringThe session_key is a string uniquely associated with this user and your API account. You can use the session key with most of the methods of the API to upload, delete, etc. documents as the user you signed in as.
namestringThe name of the user who just got signed in
usernamestringThe username of the user who just got signed in
user_idintegerEvery user on Scribd has a user ID. You can use this user ID to link to the profile of a user or for a number of other pages on Scribd which take it as a parameter.

Error codes

401Unauthorized
500Internal Server Error. Scribd has been notified about this problem.
601Required parameter missing
615Username already taken
616User with that email address already exists
628Invalid email address

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