ActiveCollab API Wrapper 3.0

Easier token issuing and authentication

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We’re happy to announce that ActiveCollab API wrapper for PHP is hitting version 3.0, bringing easier token issuing and authentication.

Token issuing

There are now two authenticators that make the authentication a lot easier. To grab a token for one of your ActiveCollab Cloud accounts, you should use Cloud authenticator:

require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

$authenticator = new \ActiveCollab\SDK\Authenticator\Cloud('ACME Inc', 'My Awesome Application', '', 'hard to guess, easy to remember');

// Show all ActiveCollab 5 and up account that this user has access to 

// Show user details (first name, last name and avatar URL) 

// Issue a token for account #123456789 
$token = $authenticator->issueToken(123456789);

There’s also an authenticator for self-hosted ActiveCollab setups:

require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

// Construct a self-hosted authenticator. Last parameter is URL where your ActiveCollab is installed
$authenticator = new \ActiveCollab\SDK\Authenticator \SelfHosted('ACME Inc', 'My Awesome Application', '', 'hard to guess, easy to remember', '');

// Issue a token
$token = $authenticator->issueToken();

Making API requests

Once you get the token, you can create a client and make API requests:

$client = new \ActiveCollab\SDK\Client($token);

Note that $token here is not a string, but an object that has both API URL and the token in it, so you should store both values if you want to reuse it later on:

// Create token using saved token and URL
$token_from_settings = new \ActiveCollab\SDK\Token('...', '...');
$client = new \ActiveCollab\SDK\Client($token_from_settings);

Our development team hopes you'll find these changes helpful and so you can create some interesting integrations and add-ons.

If you have any questions about API SDK or how to use it, raise a GitHub issue or create a Stack Overflow question and tag it with activecollab tag, and we'll do our best to help you.

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