The bexio API is a REST interface. The API supports the following HTTP verbs:
|GET||requests a resource from the server.|
|POST||creates a new resource oder or edits an existing one. (partial Update)|
|PUT||edits an existing resource. (full Update)|
|DELETE||deletes a resource.|
The bexio API supports the authorization framework OAuth 2.0.
Actions and errors yield different HTTP response codes. Please have a look at the expected response codes in the following list.
|201||New resource created|
|304||The resource has not been changed|
|400||The request parameters are invalid|
|401||The bearer token or the provided api key is invalid|
|403||You do not possess the required rights to access this resource.|
|404||The resource could not be found / is unknown.|
|415||The data could not be processed or the accept header is invalid.|
|422||Could not save the entity|
|500||An unexpected condition was encountered|
|503||The server is not available (maintenance work).|
You must provide the following headers in each request:
|Accept||- application/json||The format you want to communicate with the api. The format
|Authorization||Bearer %access_token%||If you use the OAuth 2.0 authorization, you must provide the authorization header.|
The signature header is only used if you use the api with a public and signature key. You do not have to provide this header if you are using the OAuth 2.0 authorization.
The signature is a checksum which is calculated by the data of the request. The structure of this signature is further explained on the page "signature"
Most responses return an
ETag header. You can track changes on the resource by comparing the
ETag headers. Everytime the resource is changed, a new
ETag will be generated.
You may provide the optional header
If-None-Match on your request. If the resource did not change, you will receive the status code
304 Not Modified. You can speed up your requests by using the
Accept: application/json Authorization: Bearer 677a1598d208d6c303fa5ca1c774709250e21749 If-None-Match: 66ba7d7c107b12ab64b19ba4846073c3
Status: 304 Not Modified
We suggest the following tools to test the api: