ExaVault uses a RESTful API, which supports
POST operations. The
below tutorial will walk you through making various API calls
with our interactive API browser, and in the process give you
a hint of what is possible with our developer tools.
You will need to obtain an API key for your application, and you will of course need to have an ExaVault account in order to access the API. To obtain an API key, please follow the instructions below.
Once you have obtained your API key, all you need to do is paste it in the designated field on the interactive API documentation page. Now, you should be able to make API calls and receive a response from the server. However, you still need to login to obtain an access token; this will enable you to get to the business of managing your files and users.
To login, you will need to use
authenticateUser method shown below. Expand
the operation to access implementation details and to send an
API request. To set it up, you will want to insert your
username and password and hit the "Try it out!" button. After
hitting this button, the API will send a response, which
should be displayed for you. If all was successful, the
response body should contain an access token; copy this
access token for each API operation where it is required.
And that's it! Now that you have authenticated into the API and both your API key and access token are set, you should be able to experiment with any of the operations listed in our API documentation. Try creating a folder, or deleting a file (something that isn't important, of course!). And as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.