Ubuntu.OnlineAccounts AccountModel

Model of available online accounts.

Import Statement: import Ubuntu.OnlineAccounts .



  • accessReply(jsobject reply, jsobject authenticationData)


  • variant get(int row, string roleName)
  • void requestAccess(string serviceId, jsobject parameters)

Detailed Description

The AccountModel lists all the accounts available to the application.

import QtQuick 2.0
import Ubuntu.OnlineAccounts 2.0
ListView {
    model: AccountModel {
        applicationId: "myapp.developer_myapp"
    delegate: Text {
        text: model.displayName

The model defines the following roles:

  • displayName is the name of the account (usually the user’s login)
  • accountId is a numeric ID for the account
  • serviceId is a service identifier (e.g., “myapp.developer_myapp_google”)
  • authenticationMethod is the authentication method used on this account;
  • settings is a dictionary of the settings stored into the account
  • account is the Account object

See also Account::authenticationMethod and Account.

Property Documentation

accountList : list<Account>

List of accounts in the model. This list has exactly the same contents as the model data, and is provided as a property just as a convenience for those cases when a model is not required.

applicationId : string

The short application identifier (that is, the APP_ID minus the version component) of the client. If not given, the identifier will be deduced from the APP_ID environment variable.

ready : bool

Whether the model is up to date: retrieving the account list is an asynchronous operation, and therefore short delays are expected between changing one model parameter and receiving the updated account list. Applications should not rely on the model contents while this property is false.

serviceId : string

If this property is set, only accounts providing the given service will be returned.

Signal Documentation

accessReply(jsobject reply, jsobject authenticationData)

Emitted when the request initiated with AccountModel::requestAccess() completes. The reply object contains the access reply:

  • account if access to an account was granted, this property will hold an Account object
  • errorCode error code, if an error occurred
  • errorText is a textual description of the error, not meant for the end-user; it can be used for debugging purposes

The second parameter, the authenticationData object, will contain the authentication reply.

Method Documentation

variant get(int row, string roleName)

Returns the data at row for the role roleName.

void requestAccess(string serviceId, jsobject parameters)

Requests the user to grant this application access to an account providing the given service. The user will be asked whether this application should be given access to the desired account; if no such accounts are currently registered in the system, the user will be guided to create a new one.

It should be noted that account authorizations persist across application restart; therefore, this method should be called only when the application needs a new account to appear in the model.

Each call to this method will cause the accessReply signal to be emitted at some time later. Note that the operation will involve interactions with the end-user, so don’t expect a reply to be emitted immediately.

The parameters parameter can be used to pass authentication data (similarly to how the Account::authenticate() method works), if it’s desired to perform the authentication at the same time.

See also accessReply.