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Magento 2 API How to create a customer

There are several ways for customers to make purchases, In this post, we will show you the easiest way to create a customer account using Magento 2 API. Follow our step by step guides to create a simple customer using Postman.

Step 1: Generate Access Token

First, to create a customer account, admin authorization is required. Complete the following steps to authorize access to resources:

In the POST request enter your store URL along with this endpoint.

POST <host>/rest/V1/integration/admin/token

Enter your Magento admin username and password in Body sections, then click Send

Postman endpoint request
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{ "username": "string", "password": "string" }
Code language: JSON / JSON with Comments (json)

Step 2: Create a Customer Account

Create a new request using this endpoint:

POST <host>/rest/<store_code>/V1/customers

In Authorization section:

  • Choose Type: Bearer Token
  • Then paste your token

Use the following code sample in the Body section to create your account. A real email address is recommended to receive all notifications.

{ "customer": { "email": "[email protected]", "firstname": "Julie", "lastname": "Lawson", "addresses": [ { "defaultShipping": true, "defaultBilling": true, "firstname": "Julie", "lastname": "Lawson", "region": { "regionCode": "NV", "region": "Nevada", "regionId": 39 }, "postcode": "89406", "street": [ "3703 Wescam Court" ], "city": "Fallon", "telephone": "860-212-5597", "countryId": "US" } ] }, "password": "Password42" }
Code language: JSON / JSON with Comments (json)
customer API request
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RESPONSE

Magento assigned this user id value of 35.

{ "id": 35, "group_id": 1, "default_billing": "9", "default_shipping": "9", "created_at": "2020-09-28 07:57:39", "updated_at": "2020-09-28 07:57:40", "created_in": "Default Store View", "email": "[email protected]", "firstname": "Julie", "lastname": "Lawson", "store_id": 1, "website_id": 1, "addresses": [ { "id": 9, "customer_id": 35, "region": { "region_code": "NV", "region": "Nevada", "region_id": 39 }, "region_id": 39, "country_id": "US", "street": [ "3703 Wescam Court" ], "telephone": "860-212-5597", "postcode": "89406", "city": "Fallon", "firstname": "Julie", "lastname": "Lawson", "default_shipping": true, "default_billing": true } ], "disable_auto_group_change": 0, "extension_attributes": { "is_subscribed": false } }
Code language: JSON / JSON with Comments (json)
customer API response
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Step 3: Verify the Result

  1. Log in to your website using the email [email protected] and password Password42.
  2. Click the account name (Julie) in the upper right corner then select My Account.
  3. Check the default billing and shipping addresses.
check account information
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To conclude, I have shown you the complete steps to create a customer account using Magento 2 API. Learn more about Magento 2 REST API here. Also, should you have any questions let me know in the comment below.