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API

The community platform contains a complete API so that developers and designers may programatically integrate their community into other systems such as web portals, intranets, or any other online system. The platform supports a number of API approaches, and the approach which is most appropriate to you will depend upon your needs.

All necessary technical documentation may be found on the developer documentation page.

The REST API

Designers and developers looking to extend their community, "bubble-up" interesting information, or create a "mash-up" with another system will most likely be interested in the REST-based web services API. This API provides a great deal of flexibility in retrieving data of any type (e.g. wiki pages, blog posts, files posted, etc.) For a complete list of community elements that are available to use within widgets refer to the list of API feeds.

Widgets

The platform provides a set of AJAX-based widgets which "sit on top of" the REST-based APIs described above. These widgets provide designers with simple, cut-and-paste ability to pull data from the community and place it on any web site of their choosing. Widgets are very easy to use and require no programming background -- only a basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript is required. Telligent has created several tools that may make things easier, including a Widget Builder (which will create widget code ready for cut-and-past) and a Page Builder (which allows a designer to literally drag and drop widgets onto a page.)

The SOAP API

Programmers who are familar with SOAP-based web services and who wish to "push" certain types of data into their community may use a short set of SOAP-based APIs.

External Authentication and Single Sign-On

The community platform provides a way for developers to tie-in their community to any authentication service, including LDAP. This is done by creating a simple "web service" which accepts a set of credentials as inputs and returns an XML record specifying whether an individual should be granted access to the system. A short video on the process is available here.


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