Documentation

Overview

The CIX developers API provides a standards based interface to the CIX Forums platform. It contains a full set of functions that allow you the developer to both add new and access existing content. We have made every effort to make the methods logical and easy to understand. And have also endevoured to include full documentation, and examples where appropriate.

Authentication

All calls to the CIX API require authentication. Two separate authentication methods are supported: Basic Authentication over HTTPS and OAuth. The method you choose depends on your requirements. Refer to the appropriate section on the Authentication page for guidance and instructions on how to use each.

The REST API

The CIX API uses a REST-based interface. This means that our method calls are made over the internet by sending HTTP GET or POST requests to our REST server. Currently you can opt to have method results returned as either XML or JSON, depending on your preference.

Getting Help

The best way of getting help if you get stuck is to ask a question in the cix:cix.developer forum. Where the CIX dev team will do their best to assist.