Basic Profile Fields

Profile Field Descriptions

To access any of the following basic profile fields, your application must request the r_basicprofile member permission: 

Field Name
Description
id A unique identifying value for the member. Referenced as personId in other API documentation pages. Can also be referenced as an URN such as urn:li:person:{personId}.

This value is linked to your specific application.  Any attempts to use it with a different application will result in a 404 error.
firstName Localizable first name of the member. Represented as a MultiLocaleString object type.
lastName Localizable last name of the member. Represented as a MultiLocaleString object type.
maidenName Localizable maiden name of the member. Represented as a MultiLocaleString object type.
phoneticFirstName Localizable phonetic representation of firstName. Only applicable for Japanese profiles. Represented as a MultiLocaleString object type.
phoneticLastName Localizable phonetic representation of lastName. Only applicable for Japanese profiles. Represented as a MultiLocaleString object type.
headline Localizable headline of member's choosing. Represented as a MultiLocaleString object type.
location An object representing the member's current location. See Location Fields for a description of the fields available within this object.
industryName DEPRECATED. Please refer to industryId for the updated industry name of the profile.
industryId Optional industry URN representing the profile's industry.
summary Localizable summary of the member. Represented as a MultiLocaleRichText object type.
specialties
DEPRECATED. Please refer to skills for more information.
positions An object representing the employment history of the member. See Position Fields for a description of the fields available within this object.
pictureInfo

Will be deprecated on December 1, 2018. Please refer to profilePicture for replacement.

 

An object referencing the photo of member. See Picture Info Fields for a description of the fields available within this object.

profilePicture Metadata about the member's picture in the profile. This will replace pictureInfo. See Profile Picture Fields for more information.
vanityName The vanity name of the member. Vanity name is represented as a string is used for the public profile URL: www.linkedin.com/in/{vanityName}.
lastModified Indicates an most recent timestamp when the user modified the profile.