Community articleBookmarks API
Added by IBM contributorIBM on June 20, 2014
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The Bookmarks application of IBM® Connections is a social bookmarking tool that you can use to save, organize, and share Internet and intranet bookmarks. The Bookmarks API allows application programs to read and write to the collections of bookmarks stored in the Bookmarks application.



The Bookmarks application of IBM® Connections is a social bookmarking tool that you can use to save, organize, and share Internet and intranet bookmarks. The Bookmarks API allows application programs to read and write to the collections of bookmarks stored in the Bookmarks application.

Bookmarks implements the following types of APIs:

Subscription

Bookmarks implements the Atom Syndication Format (Atom 1.0) to serve up Atom feeds that you can use in your applications to search for and retrieve information from any of the bookmarks created by the people in your organization. The format documented here is what feed readers use to discover updates to bookmark collections.

Publishing

Bookmarks provides a set of feeds and service documents that implement the Atom Publishing Protocol. You can use these publishing APIs in your applications to interact with the Bookmarks application programmatically. For example, you can create bookmarks. When interacting with your own bookmark collections, you can retrieve even more detailed information about them; you can also delete and update your bookmarks.

Navigating Bookmarks resources
Describes how to navigate from one Bookmarks resource to another using the resources made available through the API.

Retrieving the Bookmarks service document
The first step you must perform if you plan to update resources made available through the Atom APIs is to retrieve the service document for the application.

Getting Bookmarks feeds
Use the Atom subscription API to retrieve resources from the Bookmarks application.

Working with bookmarks programmatically
Using the Atom Publishing Protocol, also known as AtomPub, you can create or update bookmark collections.

Bookmarks Atom entry types
Bookmark Atom entries can appear in feeds produced by the Bookmarks API, or in an Atom Entry document produced or sent to the API.

Bookmarks feeds
Lists the Atom feeds produced by the Bookmarks API.