Allows a device id to be used to create an anonymous profile in the game.

This allows the player to be tracked and have data stored against them before using FacebookConnectRequest to create a full profile.

DeviceAuthenticationRequest should not be used in conjunction with RegistrationRequest as the two accounts will not be merged.

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Request Parameters

Parameter Required Type Description
deviceId Yes string A unique device identifier. Each platform has it's own method for getting a unique id
deviceModel No string The device model
deviceName No string The device name
deviceOS Yes string An indicator of the device platform, should be IOS, ANDROID, WP8 or W8
deviceType No string The device type
displayName No string An optional displayname for the player
operatingSystem No string The device type
segments No JSON An optional segment configuration for this request.

Response Parameters

A response containing the auth token

Parameter Type Description
authToken string 44b297a8-162a-4220-8c14-dad9a1946ad2
displayName string The player's display name
newPlayer boolean Indicates whether the player was created as part of this request
scriptData ScriptData A JSON Map of any data added either to the Request or the Response by your Cloud Code
switchSummary Player A summary of the player that would be switched to. Only returned as part of an error response for a request where automatic switching is disabled.
userId string The player's id

Nested types


A nested object that represents a player.

Parameter Type Description
achievements string[] The achievements of the Player
displayName string The display name of the Player
externalIds JSON The external Id's of the Player
id string The Id of the Player
online boolean The online status of the Player
scriptData JSON The script data of the Player
virtualGoods string[] The virtual goods of the Player


A collection of arbitrary data that can be added to a message via a Cloud Code script.

Parameter Type Description
myKey string An arbitrary data key
myValue JSON An arbitrary data value.

Error Codes

Key Value Description
deviceOS IOS ANDROID WP8 The supplied deviceOS was not in the accepted range

Code Samples


    using GameSparks.Api;
    using GameSparks.Api.Requests;
    using GameSparks.Api.Responses;
    new DeviceAuthenticationRequest()
        .Send((response) => {
        string authToken = response.AuthToken; 
        string displayName = response.DisplayName; 
        bool? newPlayer = response.NewPlayer; 
        GSData scriptData = response.ScriptData; 
        var switchSummary = response.SwitchSummary; 
        string userId = response.UserId; 

ActionScript 3

    import com.gamesparks.*;
    import com.gamesparks.api.requests.*;
    import com.gamesparks.api.responses.*;
    import com.gamesparks.api.types.*;

        .send(function(response:com.gamesparks.api.responses.AuthenticationResponse):void {
        var authToken:String = response.getAuthToken(); 
        var displayName:String = response.getDisplayName(); 
        var newPlayer:Boolean = response.getNewPlayer(); 
        var scriptData:ScriptData = response.getScriptData(); 
        var switchSummary:Player = response.getSwitchSummary(); 
        var userId:String = response.getUserId(); 


    #import "GS.h"
    #import "GSAPI.h"
    GSDeviceAuthenticationRequest* request = [[GSDeviceAuthenticationRequest alloc] init];
    [request setDeviceId:deviceId;
    [request setDeviceModel:deviceModel;
    [request setDeviceName:deviceName;
    [request setDeviceOS:deviceOS;
    [request setDeviceType:deviceType;
    [request setDisplayName:displayName;
    [request setOperatingSystem:operatingSystem;
    [request setSegments:segments;
    [request setCallback:^ (GSAuthenticationResponse* response) {
    NSString* authToken = [response getAuthToken]; 
    NSString* displayName = [response getDisplayName]; 
    BOOL newPlayer = [response getNewPlayer]; 
    NSDictionary* scriptData = [response getScriptData]; 
    GSPlayer* switchSummary = [response getSwitchSummary]; 
    NSString* userId = [response getUserId]; 
    [gs send:request];


    #include <GameSparks/generated/GSRequests.h>
    using namespace GameSparks::Core;
    using namespace GameSparks::Api::Responses;
    using namespace GameSparks::Api::Requests;

    void DeviceAuthenticationRequest_Response(GS& gsInstance, const AuthenticationResponse& response) {
    gsstl::string authToken = response.getAuthToken(); 
    gsstl::string displayName = response.getDisplayName(); 
    Optional::t_BoolOptional newPlayer = response.getNewPlayer(); 
    GSData scriptData = response.getScriptData(); 
    Types::Player* switchSummary = response.getSwitchSummary(); 
    gsstl::string userId = response.getUserId(); 

    DeviceAuthenticationRequest request(gsInstance);


import com.gamesparks.sdk.api.autogen.GSRequestBuilder.DeviceAuthenticationRequest;
import com.gamesparks.sdk.api.autogen.GSResponseBuilder.AuthenticationResponse;
import com.gamesparks.sdk.api.autogen.GSTypes.*;
import com.gamesparks.sdk.api.GSEventListener;

    .send(new GSEventListener<AuthenticationResponse>() {
        public void onEvent(AuthenticationResponse response) {
            String authToken = response.getAuthToken(); 
            String displayName = response.getDisplayName(); 
            Boolean newPlayer = response.getNewPlayer(); 
            GSData scriptData = response.getScriptData(); 
            Player switchSummary = response.getSwitchSummary(); 
            String userId = response.getUserId(); 

Cloud Code

    var request = new SparkRequests.DeviceAuthenticationRequest();
    request.deviceId = ...;
    request.deviceModel = ...;
    request.deviceName = ...;
    request.deviceOS = ...;
    request.deviceType = ...;
    request.displayName = ...;
    request.operatingSystem = ...;
    request.segments = ...;
    var response = request.Send();

var authToken = response.authToken; 
var displayName = response.displayName; 
var newPlayer = response.newPlayer; 
var scriptData = response.scriptData; 
var switchSummary = response.switchSummary; 
var userId = response.userId; 
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