The goal of the API explorer is to help developers quickly understand and try APIs that are available in the cloud for building social applications. The API explorer application is hosted on IBM® Greenhouse, but the APIs are wired to the deployed versions of SmartCloud for Social Business.
Requirements for using the API explorer
To use the API explorer, you must already have a valid account for a SmartCloud for Social Business environment. There are different development environments
available. In order to use OAuth navigate to the Internal Apps
page in the administration user interface and create your own keys and test users. After this choose "Custom..." in the upper left combobox in the Playground
to define a custom environment. In the following dialog the authentication mechanism can be chosen and OAuth tokens be defined.
Accessing and using the API explorer
Do the following steps to use the API explorer:
Navigate to the API explorer on IBM Greenhouse.
Choose your own environment in the upper left combobox.
In left column choose the service you would like to try.
In the main area choose the specific REST service and expand it.
Input parameters can be entered that are sent as part of the REST request.
Click Execute to invoke the REST call
The response is displayed directly below the Execute button
Parent topic: Developing cloud applications