Face API - v1.0

Request URL

Request parameters

string

Valid character is letter in lower case or digit or '-' or '_', maximum length is 64.

(optional)
string

User-specified data about the face list for any purpose. The maximum length is 1KB.

(optional)
string

A face rectangle to specify the target face to be added into the face list, in the format of "targetFace=left,top,width,height". E.g. "targetFace=10,10,100,100". If there is more than one face in the image, targetFace is required to specify which face to add. No targetFace means there is only one face detected in the entire image.

(optional)
string

The 'detectionModel' associated with the detected faceIds. Supported 'detectionModel' values include "detection_01", "detection_02" and "detection_03". The default value is "detection_01".

Request headers

string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Cognitive Services accounts.

Request body

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X POST "https://australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces?userData={string}&targetFace={string}&detectionModel=detection_01"
-H "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");

            // Request parameters
            queryString["userData"] = "{string}";
            queryString["targetFace"] = "{string}";
            queryString["detectionModel"] = "detection_01";
            var uri = "https://australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces?" + queryString;

            HttpResponseMessage response;

            // Request body
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("{body}");

            using (var content = new ByteArrayContent(byteData))
            {
               content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("< your content type, i.e. application/json >");
               response = await client.PostAsync(uri, content);
            }

        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces");

            builder.setParameter("userData", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("targetFace", "{string}");
            builder.setParameter("detectionModel", "detection_01");

            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpPost request = new HttpPost(uri);
            request.setHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
            "userData": "{string}",
            "targetFace": "{string}",
            "detectionModel": "detection_01",
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
            },
            type: "POST",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"userData={string}",
                         @"targetFace={string}",
                         @"detectionModel=detection_01",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'userData' => '{string}',
    'targetFace' => '{string}',
    'detectionModel' => 'detection_01',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_POST);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'userData': '{string}',
    'targetFace': '{string}',
    'detectionModel': 'detection_01',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'userData': '{string}',
    'targetFace': '{string}',
    'detectionModel': 'detection_01',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://australiaeast.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/face/v1.0/facelists/{faceListId}/persistedFaces')
uri.query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'userData' => '{string}',
    'targetFace' => '{string}',
    'detectionModel' => 'detection_01'
})

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body