Method: accounts.channelPartnerLinks.customers.import

Imports a Customer from the Cloud Identity associated with the provided Cloud Identity ID or domain before a TransferEntitlements call. If a linked Customer already exists and overwriteIfExists is true, it will update that Customer's data.

Possible error codes:

  • PERMISSION_DENIED: The reseller account making the request is different from the reseller account in the API request.
  • NOT_FOUND: Cloud Identity doesn't exist or was deleted.
  • INVALID_ARGUMENT: Required parameters are missing, or the authToken is expired or invalid.
  • ALREADY_EXISTS: A customer already exists and has conflicting critical fields. Requires an overwrite.

Return value: The Customer.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the reseller's account. Parent takes the format: accounts/{account_id} or accounts/{account_id}/channelPartnerLinks/{channelPartnerId}

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "authToken": string,
  "overwriteIfExists": boolean,
  "channelPartnerId": string,
  "customer": string,

  // Union field customer_identity can be only one of the following:
  "domain": string,
  "cloudIdentityId": string
  // End of list of possible types for union field customer_identity.


Optional. The super admin of the resold customer generates this token to authorize a reseller to access their Cloud Identity and purchase entitlements on their behalf. You can omit this token after authorization. See for more details.



Required. Choose to overwrite an existing customer if found. This must be set to true if there is an existing customer with a conflicting region code or domain.



Optional. Cloud Identity ID of a channel partner who will be the direct reseller for the customer's order. This field is required for 2-tier transfer scenarios and can be provided via the request Parent binding as well.



Optional. Specifies the customer that will receive imported Cloud Identity information. Format: accounts/{account_id}/customers/{customer_id}

Union field customer_identity. Specifies the identity of the transfer customer. A customer's cloud_identity_id or domain is required to look up the customer's Cloud Identity. For Team customers, only the cloud_identity_id option is valid. customer_identity can be only one of the following:


Required. Customer domain.



Required. Customer's Cloud Identity ID

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Customer.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.