Getting started with the People Search web service

This site supplies full details on how to set up a free demo account and utilise our People Search web service. However, if you do need any support in getting started, please contact our web service support team who are available 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

T 029 2067 8555
E ukcustomersupport@lexisnexis.com

Alternatively, if you have an account manager, you can contact them directly.

To utilise the People Search web service, please follow the steps below.

People Search web service pre-requisites

The People Search web service utilises REST transfer protocol, and to be able to access this service you must ensure:

Step 1 – Setting up your free demo account

To set up a free demo account for the People Search web service, you simply need to complete the free demo registration form and submit. This will generate an account for you, in which you will find both your consumer key and secret – these details will be used for authentication purposes when using the People Search web service.

To access the People Search web service, you will need credits in your account. A sales representative will contact you and provide you with some free credits to use on your demo account.

T 029 2067 8555
E ukcustomersupport@lexisnexis.com

Step 2 – Sending a request

To access records via the People Search web service, you will need to make a request to the web servers. The request should be sent via HTTPS and contain the values on which you wish to base your People Search search.

Please review the sending a request webpage for a detailed breakdown of what you need to do to send a request.

Step 3 – Receiving a response

Following the request being made, the People Search web service will supply a response in sub-second time. If the service successfully matches the information provided in the request to one or more People Search records, the details contained within these records will be returned as values within the response.

For a breakdown of what a response will contain, please visit the receiving a response page.

* For demo and testing purposes, we will supply you with a limited amount of free credits.

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