This guide will get you started using our API.
Create your first account
To start using the API and creating additional users you will need a PowerAPI account. To create an account, visit our website and click the
Sign Up button.
Using the API
Now that you have a user account you can start using the API. You will need to obtain an access token to make requests to the API.
See Authentication for more information on obtaining an access token.
Some good endpoints to check if you were successful so far are:
All you need to do is attach the token in the
Authorization: Bearer <token> header, or if you are using the requests panel in the API docs then add the token to the "Bearer Token" field.
Creating additional users
Creating an account via the API requires an access token, see Authentication for more information. You will need to have a valid account first before you can create users.
The following endpoint can be used to create a user via the API.
You can create "virtual" users, which are user accounts not linked to the users actual email. For example, instead of using the users actual email you can use a fake email like
Then when you a create account for that email you can store that accounts password in your database. This is because the account is not linked to the actual users email they will not be able to log in to the PowerAPI platform themselves, so you can treat the password like a long-lived access token. This should be used in combination with Disabling email verification explained below.
Disabling email verification
When creating a user, in particular, a virtual user, you may want to disable the email verification step. This can be done by setting the
data.attributes.source field to
partner in the request body when using the Create a user endpoint.
Create a Business
Once you have users you will likely want to create a business, and set additional fields on it. This could also be a good time to connect the users and businesses to the presence and review management features.
You can embed any part of our frontend into your application, by either manually fetching the access token for the user or via our login page. See Frontend SDK for more information on how to embed the Frontend SDK into your application.