I want to get a User via JSOM.

The User is not the current user. The object I want to get should be SP.User (not String or anything) I want to get the User by asking for his login ("domain\username") and get back the SP.User object.

I found some solutions using the PeopleManager. But I'm not sure if this is the correct way. Because if I get the PreferredName, isn't this just a string?


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SP.Web.siteUsers property gets the collection of all users that belong to the site collection:

var value = SP.Web.get_siteUsers ()

How to get User client Object by email

function getUser(userName,Success,Error)
   var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
   var web = context.get_web();
   var user = web.get_siteUsers().getByEmail(userName);


getUser('[email protected]',function(user){
       console.log('User Id: ' + user.ID);

Note: in order to retrieve User by LoginName replace the method getByEmail with getByLoginName:

var user = web.get_siteUsers().getByLoginName(userName);
  • Great, I'm glad it helped. Feb 18, 2014 at 15:01
  • What was the format of userName when using getByLoginName? Was it something like i:0#.w|domain\john.smith? getByLoginName doesn't seem to work for me using i:0#.w|domain\john.smith, domain\john.smith or john.smith
    – A G
    Mar 7, 2018 at 15:36

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