The eDirectory application-programming interface (or API) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing eDirectory data and functionality from an external system.   It is commonly used to integrate with Contact Relationship Management programs aka CRMs, automated marketing platforms or any other pertinent data management tool.  The API can also be integrated into another mobile or web applications to expand and enhance the usability of the eDirectory platform and integrate with many other powerful platforms out there to give our clients the most robust online directory solution available today!  

The API can be used to search any module within the eDirectory framework and will return a result for each item that matches the specific request.  It can also input data like new accounts, logins, post reviews, and more!  The eDirectory API is a powerful set of web services with full documentation available as well.

Getting Started
To get started using API – in the site manager, go to Configuration, then General Settings.  Scroll to the API – Check Enable to get the API key.  Also – please see the ? next to eDirectory API and find the link to the full documentation.

Enable your eDirectory API from the form and take a note of the API key. Activate the checkbox and this will generate a key for you to be used with all requests (The key is used within each API request to the system).

Please note that the API integration functionalities do require some advanced technical knowledge, so feel free to reach out to our support team for any assistance needed.  You can always visit Support.eDirectory.com for help with any specific function calls.

We look forward to seeing what you build with the eDirectory.com API, and how we can help connect your site to the rest of the online world to grow your online community goals. 

To learn more about our API and how it will help you grow your online enterprise, call us today or request a free demo to get started.  Thank you, and we look forward to seeing what you create with eDirectory.com.