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How can I get a user's info by its email address?

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How can I get a user's id etc. by its email address in CQ 5.6.1 or up?

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We have a community article that talks about working with the user manager. This article retrieves users and displays them in a grid control:

[img]UserGrid.png[/img]

This will help you - notice that email is listed as a column. 

See: 

http://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/using-ajax-requests-display-cq.html

For this workflow - you can get all users then iterate through the result set and compare email. Once you have the user you want -- get the other properties. 

Some people like using User Manager while others like the lower level JCR API. 

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You can use JCR API to search for a node (the node that contains the user information) searching on the email address (which will be a property). Once you have the node -- you can read other properties. 

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I was hoping like UserManager could have api to do that kind of job.

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We have a community article that talks about working with the user manager. This article retrieves users and displays them in a grid control:

[img]UserGrid.png[/img]

This will help you - notice that email is listed as a column. 

See: 

http://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/using-ajax-requests-display-cq.html

For this workflow - you can get all users then iterate through the result set and compare email. Once you have the user you want -- get the other properties. 

Some people like using User Manager while others like the lower level JCR API. 

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The UserManager does have an API for this, which you should use instead of directly using JCR query - https://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/current/javadoc/org/apache/jackrabbit/api/security/user/UserManager.h..., java.lang.String, int). The reason this is preferrable is that the the node types used for representing users are technically an implementation detail of the UserManager implementation.

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Thanks for your reply!

I created a user with email as "myemail@geometrixx.info". Then tried to call this api as this: 

userMgr.findAuthorizables("email", "myemail@geometrixx.info", UserManager.SEARCH_TYPE_USER)

It doesn't return the matched user.

Can you see anything that I did wrong? 

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Employee

The email property is on the profile child node, so you need to do

userMgr.findAuthorizables("email", "myemail@geometrixx.info", UserManager.SEARCH_TYPE_USER)