Read Domain Contacts and Profiles

After you've completed the steps in Get Ready to Use the People API, you are ready to read directory contacts and profiles.

The following code samples demonstrate how to send a few simple requests. For a full list of methods, see the reference documentation.

List the directory people

To get a list of contacts and profiles in the user's domain directory, use the following code:

Protocol

GET /v1/people:listDirectoryPeople?sources=DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_CONTACT&sources=DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_PROFILE&readMask=names,emailAddresses HTTP/1.1
Host: people.googleapis.com

Java

List<String> sources = new ArrayList<>();
sources.add("DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_CONTACT");
sources.add("DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_PROFILE");

ListDirectoryPeopleResponse response = peopleService.people().listDirectoryPeople()
    .setSources(sources)
    .setReadMask("metadata,names,emailAddresses")
    .execute();

List<Person> people = response.getPeople();

List the directory people that have changed

Java

// Initial request
List<String> sources = new ArrayList<>();
sources.add("DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_CONTACT");
sources.add("DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_PROFILE");

ListDirectoryPeopleResponse fullSyncResponse = peopleService.people().listDirectoryPeople()
    .setSources(sources)
    .setReadMask("metadata,names,emailAddresses")
    .setRequestSyncToken(true)
    .execute();
// Fetch all the pages
while (!fullSyncResponse.getNextPageToken().isEmpty()) {
  fullSyncResponse = peopleService.people().listDirectoryPeople()
      .setSources(sources)
      .setReadMask("metadata,names,emailAddresses")
      .setRequestSyncToken(true)
      .setPageToken(fullSyncResponse.getNextPageToken())
      .execute();
}

// Some time passes

// Fetch incremental changes using the sync token returned in the last fullSyncResponse.
try {
  ListDirectoryPeopleResponse incrementalSyncResponse = peopleService.people().listDirectoryPeople()
      .setSources(sources)
      .setReadMask("metadata,names,emailAddresses")
      .setSyncToken(fullSyncResponse.getNextSyncToken())
      .execute();
  for (Person person : incrementalSyncResponse.getDirectoryPeople()) {
    handlePerson(person);
  }
  
  // Fetch all the pages
  while (!incrementalSyncResponse.getNextPageToken().isEmpty()) {
    incrementalSyncResponse = peopleService.people().listDirectoryPeople
        .setSources(sources)
        .setReadMask("metadata,names,emailAddresses")
        .setSyncToken(fullSyncResponse.getNextSyncToken())
        .setPageToken(incrementalSyncResponse.getNextPageToken())
        .execute();
    for (Person person : incrementalSyncResponse.getDirectoryPeople()) {
      handlePerson(person);
    }
  }
} catch (GoogleJsonResponseException e) {
  if (e.getStatusCode() == 410) {
    // Sync token expired. Make full sync request.
  }
}

void handlePerson(Person person) {
  if (person.getMetadata().getDeleted()) {
    // Handle deleted person
  } else {
    // Handle changed person
  }
}

More details about sync behavior at ListDirectory.

Search the directory people

To get a list of contacts and profiles in the user's domain directory matching a prefix query, use the following code:

Protocol

POST /v1/people:searchDirectoryPeople?query=John&sources=DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_CONTACT&sources=DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_PROFILE&readMask=names,emailAddresses HTTP/1.1
Host: people.googleapis.com

Java

List sources = new ArrayList<>();
sources.add("DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_CONTACT");
sources.add("DIRECTORY_SOURCE_TYPE_DOMAIN_PROFILE");

SearchDirectoryPeopleResponse response = peopleService.people().searchDirectoryPeople()
    .setQuery("John")
    .setSources(sources)
    .setReadMask("metadata,names,emailAddresses")
    .execute();

List<Person> people = response.getPeople();