I stumbled across this issue when trying to update a users information in Connections after a UID change.
I’d successfully updated the PROF_UID and PROF_UID_LOWER with the new information, and TDI had synched across the new user data.
To then get the other Connections Applications to update their user information for this user, I ran the ProfilesService.publishUserData(“firstname.lastname@example.org”)
So I noticed that the unlike the other Connections admin commands, the ProfilesAdmin.py script had not asked me for “What node did you want to connect to?”
I tried various things, but was not able to get the ProfilesAdmin script to select a node.
I found this error which seemed to match what I was getting, so I tried the suggested fix.
See below, it worked. This technique also will work with other ProfileAdmin commands.