Create an Applicant

Create an applicant

Create an applicant

To create an applicant, pass the required attributes and you are ready to go.

  • All attribute keys must be at the root level.

  • Required attributes: name, email, phone_number;

  • email must be a valid e-mail address;

  • phone_number must be a string;

  • Date parameters provided in the data and secure_data collections must be strings following ISO 8601 standard formats (e.g. start_date:"YYYY-MM-DD")

  • If the account has WhatApp enabled, set phone_platform: whats_app


Note for Funnel ID

Although funnel_id is not required, applicants created without a specified funnel_id will be placed in the first opening ever created in the account.

Use the funnel_id parameter to indicate which opening the applicant should be created within. Use the GET List All Openings method to retrieve the unique Funnel IDs in your account.

Only the following specific types of secure data are supported. They can be sent to Fountain through a standard POST request if sent as as 'secure_data[ethnicity]'.


Secure Fields

You can also add secure fields by passing in a secure_data array along with the standard data array. These fields are encrypted in our system, so you should use them for personally identifiable and sensitive information like SSN, driver's license numbers, etc. Supported fields include:

  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • citizenship
  • can_work_in_us
  • religious_preference
  • income_salary
  • income_income_tax_dollar_amount
  • income_ss_tax
  • income_medicare_tax
  • income_taxpayer_identification_number
  • driver_license_number
  • driver_license_expiration_date
  • driver_license_state
  • ssn
  • national_identification_number
  • insurance_type
  • insurance_benefactor_first_name
  • insurance_benefactor_middle_name
  • insurance_benefactor_last_name
  • insurance_member_id
  • insurance_company_group_id
  • insurance_company_of_issue
  • insurance_country_of_issue
  • insurance_city_of_issue
  • insurance_issue_date
  • insurance_expiration_date
  • bank_name
  • bank_routing_number
  • bank_account_number
  • passport_number
  • passport_country_of_issue
  • passport_city_of_issue
  • passport_issue_date
  • passport_expiration_date
  • vehicle_make
  • vehicle_model
  • vehicle_year
  • vehicle_registration_plate_number
  • vehicle_vin_number
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