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Cloud API Overview


The DynamicPDF Cloud API provides numerous APIs you can use to integrate PDF capabilities into your applications. You can use the REST endpoints directly in your application or you can use one of the provided client libraries.


The DynamicPDF Cloud API has six endpoints you can use when working with PDFs. All six endpoints take a POST request. While the image-info, pdf-info, pdf-text, pdf-xmp, and dlex-layout endpoints are easy to use and perform a single function, the pdf endpoint is much more complex and allows a variety of processing tasks to complete a finished PDF. Unlike the other five endpoints, the pdf endpoint takes a JSON instructions document which allows fine-grained control over how you generate a finished PDF.

๐Ÿ“ A good starting point for understanding the DynamicPDF Cloud API is by reviewing the processing steps for calling an endpoint (Endpoint Workflow).

The following sections list the REST endpoints and client libraries available. It also lists the endpoints region you can use when calling the REST endpoints. If the region is left to the default, then DynamicPDF attempts to select the closest region for your organization.

REST Endpoints#

EndpointDocumentationDescription
image-infoCloud API Users Guide - image-infoReturns image metadata as a JSON.
pdf-infoCloud API Users Guide - pdf-InfoReturn PDF metadata as JSON.
pdf-textCloud API Users Guide - pdf-textReturns the text from a PDF as JSON.
pdf-xmpCloud API Users Guide - pdf-xmpReturn XMP from a PDF.
pdfCloud API Users Guide - pdfReturn a PDF after performing one of the pdf endpoint's tasks (page, dlex, image) or merging.
dlex-layoutCloud API Users Guide - dlex-layoutReturns a PDF after processing a DLEX file with it's associated JSON data.

Client Libraries#

The DynamicPDF Cloud API provides client libraries implemented in the following languages. More are coming, such as Ruby and Go. As we add new client libraries all tutorials and documentation will be updated accordingly.

  • C#
  • Java
  • Node.js
  • PHP

Libraries#

Access the libraries from the DynamicPDF Cloud API GitHub project at https://github.com/dynamicpdf-api.

APIGitHub LocationAPI Documentation
C#https://github.com/dynamicpdf-api/dotnet-client
Javahttps://github.com/dynamicpdf-api/java-clientJavaDoc Client API Documentation
Node.jshttps://github.com/dynamicpdf-api/nodejs-client
PHPhttps://github.com/dynamicpdf-api/php-client

๐Ÿ“ Refer to each client library's readme.md file on GitHub for documentation on the library.

Endpoint Zones#

The DynamicPDF Cloud API REST endpoints are deployed on 10 API zones, You should use the default endpoint at https://api.dynamicpdf.com since it automatically routes to the closest zone. However, if you wish to target a specific zone, then you can any of the following specific API zones.

RegionAPI Zone
Defaulthttps://api.dynamicpdf.com
East USAhttps://api-use.dynamicpdf.com
West USAhttps://api-usw.dynamicpdf.com
Brazil Southhttps://api-brs.dynamicpdf.com
Western Europehttps://api-euw.dynamicpdf.com
South Africa Northhttps://api-zan.dynamicpdf.com
UAE Northhttps://api-aen.dynamicpdf.com
Central Indiahttps://api-inc.dynamicpdf.com
Southeast Asiahttps://api-sea.dynamicpdf.com
Japan Easthttps://api-jae.dynamicpdf.com
Australia Easthttps://api-aue.dynamicpdf.com

๐Ÿ“ Note that Designer and the Environment Manager are accessed at https://cloud.dynamicpdf.com.

Authentication#

Every Cloud API endpoint request must have an Authorization header that specifies the API key used in securing the endpoint call. You obtain this key from the Apps Manager and a request header has the following format, where "DP.V9xxxxx" is the API key.

Authorization: Bearer DP.V9xxxxx - api key - xxxxx

Example Header#

curl -X POST "https://api.dynamicpdf.com/v1.0/pdf-xmp" -H  "accept: application/json" -H  "Authorization: Bearer xxxxx" -H  "Content-Type: application/pdf" --data-binary "@c:/holding/pdf-xmp/fw4.pdf"

For more information on API keys, refer to Apps Manager in the Users Guide (Apps Manager).