Retrieve the authorization question and answer for a subaccount.


Use this command to retrieve the authorization question and answer for a subaccount. Typically, you would use this command to validate the identity of a user before using the GetAccountPassword command to email their password to them.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

Log on to with Login ID resellid, password resellpw.

In the Login ID and Password Information section, the Secret Word Type and Secret Word fields display the return values of the GetAccountValidation command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The subaccount must belong to this account.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Login ID of the parent account 20
PW Required Password of the parent account 20
LoginID Required Login ID of the subaccount 20
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
AuthQuestionType Nature of the question used for identity verification. Permitted values are:
smaiden mother’s maiden name
sbirth city of birth
ssocial last 4 digits of SSN
shigh high school
fteach favorite teacher
fvspot favorite vacation spot
fpet favorite pet
fmovie favorite movie
fbook favorite book
AuthQuestionAnswer The answer to the authorization question for the subaccount
LoginID The login ID of the subaccount
Command Name of command executed
ErrCount The number of errors if any occurred. If greater than 0 check the Err(1 to ErrCount) values.
ErrX Error messages explaining the failure. These can be presented as is back to the client.
Done True indicates this entire response has reached you successfully.



  • The default response format is plain text. To receive the response in HTML or XML format, send ResponseType=HTML or ResponseType=XML in your request.
  • Check the return parameter ErrCount. If greater than 0 the transaction failed. The parameter Err(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise process the returned parameters as defined above.