Our latest release brings you the developer section, a central place for the developer focused features of DingConnect.
The developer section can be found in the Account Settings section and will be visible to Administrator users.
There are currently two main parts to the developer section: API documentation, which will link you to our interactive API documentation, and API Keys which is a new feature.
The API Keys section allows you to manage your API users. You can create as many API users as you want (each of these will be a different API key) and you can attach each of these to an agent.
When you create an API user, we will show you the API key. It is important you copy this in a safe place, because for security reasons we will not show you the key again.
You can then take this API key and use it for your API integration. If you need to change your API key, you can simply and quickly create a new one. Once you’re happy with the switch, you can then delete the older key.
One of the major benefits of this new approach to API keys is the ability to attach keys to different agents. This means that you can essentially manage the balance of each API key and assign set commissions, all by using our existing Agent functionality.
In a later blog post, we’ll look at some interesting ways you might use the new API keys functionality.
Please note, if you are an older partner and connect to Ding using an authorization ID rather than an API key, you will not see the developer section at this time.