# Bounsel API reference documentation
Bounsel’s developer platform is a core part of our mission to empower organizations with documents superpowers. Our APIs are designed to enable teams of any shape or size to build robust integrations that help them customize and get the most value out of Bounsel.
All Bounsel APIs are built using REST conventions and designed to have a predictable URL structure. They use many standard HTTP features, including methods (
POST, GET, PUT, PATH, DELETE) and error response codes. All Bounsel API calls are made under https://api.bounsel.com (opens new window) and all responses return standard JSON.
Our API in a nutshell allows you to:
- Easily create a document based on a template;
- Automate the creation of the contract based on the data from your own system;
- Get notified when a contract is signed, rejected or changes are requested.
- And more!
Whenever your user faces need to use Bounsel editor, we expect you to redirect end-user browser to the appropriate page.
# Setting up
The best way to start building integrations with Bounsel is to activate the API integration and get an API key from your company account (opens new window).
# Client libraries
Client libraries are designed to help you interact with the Bounsel APIs with less friction. They are written in several different languages and help bridge the gap between your application and Bounsel’s APIs. They take away the need to know the exact URL and HTTP method to use for each API call among other things leaving you more time to focus on making your application.
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# API documentation
Bounsel’s API documentation is split into two sections: API details and Reference docs.
# API details
If you want to learn the fundamentals of Bounsel’s API or see an example before making your first API call, you can find sample apps and tutorials as well as detailed information about the api integration, API rate limits, and more.
# Reference docs
All API reference docs include an overview section and an endpoint section. The API overview includes a brief summary of its functionality, use cases, and any special considerations for creating an integration. The endpoints section lists each endpoint, its parameters, and request examples.
Once you’ve configured your api's auth settings in your company account, you can make test calls right from an endpoint reference page.
# Support and community resources
Get your questions answered, make connections, and share your insights by joining Bounsel’s growing developer community forums (opens new window). These forums are a great place to make your voice heard — community feedback is incredibly important to us and our ongoing efforts to improve Bounsel’s developer experience.
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