Reidentify (alias) customers in Vero
Before reading this article, we recommend you read Creating and Matching Vero customers IDs to get a full understanding of how Vero manages customer IDs.
Vero uses a unique
identifier to record each customer in your Vero database. Vero’s
alias, endpoint allows you to update this unique identifier.
identifier must be assigned to a User when they are added to Vero. This is typically a custom string or an an email address.
An example, typical use case for the
reidentify method is when a customer is added to Vero from your public website before they have been assigned a unique identifier in your database (typically after a customer signs up). In this scenario, most people assign the new customer a random
identifier or use their email as the
Once a customer signs up, you will typically want to
reidentify that customer so that they are identified using their database-assigned ID.
Our API reference has the full details of the
_veroq.push(['reidentify', 'new_id', 'old_id']);
This will take the cookie that currently identifies a customer and reassign that cookie to use the
new_id you’ve specified. It will also update the customer’s record in your Vero database.
reidentified you can safely refer to the customer using their new, assigned, ID with the standard