Performs a partial update on an existing user.

updateUser(id, content, [options], [callback])

Arguments Type Description
id string Unique user identifier
content JSON Object A plain JSON object representing the user
options string (Optional) Optional arguments
callback function (Optional) Callback handling the response


Filter Type Description Default
queuable boolean Make this request queuable or not true
refresh string If set to wait_for, Kuzzle will wait for the persistence layer to finish indexing (available with Elasticsearch 5.x and above) undefined

Return Value

Returns the Security object to allow chaining.

Callback Response

Returns an updated User object.


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JSONObject newContent = new JSONObject()
  .put("firstname", "My Name Is")
  .put("lastname", "Jonas");

  .updateUser("User ID", newContent, new ResponseListener<User>() {
    public void onSuccess(User user) {


  public void onError(JSONObject error) {