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How do I publish my API on Fortellis?
To add a new API to the Fortellis platform you must first publish it. Publishing an API involved creating a Swagger 2.0 specification for your API and submitting it to Fortellis for review. Let's walkthrough that process.
The first thing you need is to be a registered Fortellis user and to be logged in to the Developer Network.
Click on the My APIS link at the top right of the page
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Calls to Fortellis APIs need to be authenticated. One approach is to supply an OAuth access token.
OAuth tokens can be acquired through various different flows, depending on the use case. This post will demonstrate the implicit flow, which is intended for use by apps who don't have any means of protecting their client secret. In practice, this usually means single page web apps (i.e. apps with no backend server) and native iOS or Android apps. In all these cases, the source code is discoverable by the user so any included secret would be vulnerable.
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As a developers we like to see how to interact with an API. We want to know how requests to the API look. We want to see what kind of responses we will be receiving back and what parameters are expected and required. For this reason all of the APIs on the Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange allow you to try them out. In just a few minutes and a few short steps you can be sending requests and receiving responses to available APIs right from the Fortellis Developer Network site.
Want to try out our APIs? Follow these steps:
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