This page is only available to the Account Owner.

It can be accessed by selecting My Account from the homepage followed by API > Account API Keys.

An Application Programming Interface (API) allows applications to access one another.

There are four APIs managed here:

  • PageTiger JavaScript API Key
    Authorisation to be included within a script to allow document data to be pulled into another webpage

  • MailChimp API Configuration
    Allows emails created with the Email Marketing distribution tool to be exported and edited further in MailChimp

  • DotDigital API Configuration
    Allows emails created with the Email Marketing distribution tool to be exported and edited further in DotDigital

The Experience API (Tin Can/ XAPI) is configured elsewhere. Find out more about configuring the Experience API (Tin Can/XAPI) by reading this article.

Setting up your MailChimp API

You will need to enter your API Key into the field provided. The API Key will be available in your MailChimp account:

  • Log in to MailChimp (as the account owner)

  • Click Account in the top right corner

  • Click Extras > API Keys in the menu

  • Click Create A Key

  • A new API Key is automatically generated for you and must not be edited

  • Check the "Status" box is ticked

  • Copy and paste the API Key into the field

Setting up your DotDigital API

Enter your API username and passwords into the fields provided. If you do not have a username, you can generate one by doing the following:

  • Login to DotDigital (as the account owner)

  • Click My Account in the top right corner

  • Click Manage users in the left-hand menu

  • Click the API tab

  • Click Add account

  • The username (email address) is automatically generated for you and must not be edited

  • Enter a password

  • Check the Enabled box is ticked

  • Click Save

Important!

In order for API functionality to work the document must use a Reader Login or Single Sign-on security rule. The document needs to know the reader's identity in order to pass through information about them and their visit.

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