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<p>At the moment, this documentation is only available in English.</p>

<ul>
<li><a href="#q-overview">How to access the API?</a></li>
<li><a href="#q-authentication">How to authenticate the queries?</a></li>
</ul>

<h2 id="q-overview">How to access the API?</h2>

<p>
The API is a REST API and you can access it by using the same URL you
are using for the web interface but with the <code>/api/</code>
prefix.
</p>
<p>
For example, if you access a project with the
URL <code>http://www.example.com/p/myproject/</code>, you have the
following API URLs available:
</p>
<ul>
<li><code>http://www.example.com/api/p/myproject/issues/</code>: list the open issues.</li>
<li><code>http://www.example.com/api/p/myproject/issues/create/</code>: create a new issue.</li>
</ul>
<p>
The answer you get is JSON and UTF-8 encoded. 
</p>


<h2 id="q-authentication">How to authenticate the queries?</h2>

<p>
Authentication is really simple and is optional. If you do not
authenticate your queries, you will have the same rights as an
anonymous user visiting the normal web interface.
</p>
<p>
To authenticate your query, you need to provide 3 parameters to your
requests, the parameters are the followings:
</p>
<ul>
<li><code>_login</code>: your login.</li>
<li><code>_salt</code>: a random salt string.</li>
<li><code>_hash</code>: the sha1 hash created from the concatenation of the random salt string and the API key.</li>
</ul>
<p>
Please note that the 3 parameters are all starting with the underscore
"_" character. 
</p> 
<p>
An example of PHP code to generate the <code>_hash</code> value is:
</p>
<pre>
&lt;?php 
$api_key = '1234567890abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz';
$_salt = rand(10000, 999999);
$_hash = sha1($_salt.$api_key);
echo sprintf("_salt: %s\n", $_salt);
echo sprintf("_hash: %s\n", $_hash);
?&gt;
</pre>
<p>
If you replace the string '123...xyz' with your own API key and
execute this script, you will have as output something like that:
</p>
<pre>
_salt: 123456
_hash: 1357924680acegikmoqsuwybdfhjlnprtvxz
</pre>
<p>
Together with your login, you will be able to use those values to
authenticate a query.
</p>

{/block} {block context}
<p>{trans 'Here we are, just to help you.'}</p>
<h2>{trans 'Projects'}</h2>
<ul>{foreach $projects as $p}
<li><a href="{url 'IDF_Views_Project::home', array($p.shortname)}">{$p}</a></li>
{/foreach}</ul>
{/block}
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