API= Application Programming Interface. It is an interface implemented by an application (Lime) which allows other applications to communicate with it.
- You have the option to generate an API ID. APIs allow you to communicate from your server to ours. An API will allow you to remotely perform actions with Lime’s platform without directly accessing it. Some of our APIs include: send a poll, create an advertiser, a login box and a one way SMS API and much more.The API ID serves as a password to authenticate the action intended by the API. This ensures that no one can use the API without the proper credentials account info.
- To give an API ID to a particular account, edit their profile by going to the appropriate “Manage” page on your admin dashboard to view your resellers, advertisers and sales agents..once you go into their profile, step two is to select edit profile under "My Account".
- Once in an advertiser or resellers account, click on “Edit profile” under “My Account” and click Generate where it says API ID on the right hand side to generate your API password.
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