Getting started with Smartcat API

Getting access to the API

Smartcat API is available for companies and not available for freelance accounts. To get your API credentials, go to the Settings → API.

Generate an API key (you can create multiple keys) and use it (as a password) with your account ID (as a user name) to access the API.

Making requests to the API

What methods are available?

A complete list of API methods is available here.

Where should the requests be sent?

For example, the full URL for a Project List Request will look like this: 

Authorization & authentication

All methods require authentication. The primary authentication scheme used is Basic Authentication. A following header must be prepended to each request: Authorization: Basic Key, where Key is the Base64 encoded "userName":"password" string.

See also Smartcat integration 101