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People rest API

Additional information

The API returns the person's additional information in JSON format, as specified by Bisnode ID or person identification number.

In order to use the API you must have the valid environment-specific username and password. Before any API requests, you need to obtain an API KEY. You will get a valid API KEY (it's called a ticket) by using the ticket API (Please, read how to use ticket API).

The API KEY must be sent in the request custom header element (named ticket or x-api-key). If the API KEY value is valid then API request will be successful (http status code 200), otherwise it will fail (http status code 401). All API requests must be made over HTTPS.

Request the username and password

API endpoints

  • https://api.bisnode.fi/ihmiset/v1/PersonExtended - production environment
  • https://api-test.bisnode.fi/ihmiset/v1/PersonExtended - test environment

API response

Data element Description
BisnodeId The unique person id. e.g. FI2101005032599
Lastname Person's last name. e.g. Meikäläinen
Firstname Person's first name. e.g. Matti Olavi
Address Person's address. e.g. Kauppakatu 63 A 2
Zipcode Person's zipcode. e.g. 00980
PostOffice Person's post office. e.g. HELSINKI
DateOfAddress Date when person moved to their current address. e.g. 2013-06-01T00:00:00
PhoneNumber Person's phone number. e.g. 0501234567
Gender Is person male or female. e.g. M
Languagecode Person's language code. e.g. fi
YearOfBirth Person's year of birth. e.g. 1985
Status Is the person alive or dead. e.g. ALIVE
DateOfDeath Date of death (if person is dead).

API request parameters

Parameter Description  
id Bisnode ID X
reference The end user name or id  


API request and response example


Successful request and the API return results in JSON format.

    "Gender": "M",
    "Languagecode": "fi",
    "YearOfBirth": 1985,
    "DateOfAddress": "2013-06-01T00:00:00",
    "DateOfDeath": null,
    "Status": "ALIVE",
    "BisnodeId": "FI2101005032599",
    "Lastname": "Meikäläinen",
    "Firstname": "Matti Olavi",
    "Address": "Kauppakatu 63 A 2",
    "Zipcode": "00980",
    "PostOffice": "HELSINKI",
    "PhoneNumber": "0501234567"