Creates or updates a key in the application-wide default settings. If the key does not exist, a new key will be created. If the key does exist, the current value of that key will be overwritten.

Your API call will return a Boolean value that indicates whether the key already existed: true indicates that the key has been overwritten, while false indicates that a new key has been created.

Note. You cannot use settings/set_default to modify any client-specific settings.

This endpoint includes the following methods:

  • POST



This endpoint supports Basic authentication. 

How to Create an Authentication String

Base URL

The base URL for this endpoint is your Identity Cloud Capture domain; for example:


Your Capture domains (also known as Registration domains) can be found in the Console on the Manage Application page:


Example Request

This command assigns the value default to the permissions key for the application that uses the URL https://my-app.janraincapture.com.

curl -X POST \
  -H "Authorization: Basic c2dueXZ1czZwYzRqbTdraHIybmVxNWdzODlnYnIyZXE6d3Q0YzN1bjl3a2tjZnZ5a25xeDQ0eW5jNDc2YWZzNjg="\
 --data-urlencode key=permissions \
  --data-urlencode value=default \
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Authorized Clients

  • owner


  •  janrain-signed
  •  basic-auth

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
key string Yes The key being added or modified.
value string Yes The value being assigned to the key.


200 OK

Response Example (application/json)

  "result": false,
  "stat": "ok"