Before diving into the rest of the user guide, the first thing you will want to do is register for an account, so you can create an application and receive your Sandbox API key. Sandbox keys are trial keys that have higher restrictions on them in terms of how many requests you can make per minute, per month, and over the lifetime of the key. This page will walk you through the process of registering for an account to receive that key.
Creating an Account
To create an Infoconnect account and receive your API key, first register for an account.
On the registration page, please fill out your basic information (such as First Name, Last Name etc.). The email address that you provide for registration will be used for further communications (such as when your API key is approved or if there are any issues with your sandbox keys). Your email address is essential for communication in case you do decide to upgrade form the sandbox key to a paid key.
Creating an App to Receive a Key
Once you have created an account and logged in, you will be able to create your "App". Apps are the way the Infoconnect API identifies you and keeps track of your usage. Each app is assigned a unique access key that is used when making calls to the API. You will not be able to make calls to the API without one.
To get an app key, click on the 'My Apps' tab in the top navigation bar - the My Apps panel is where all the apps you have created can be managed. Then click the "Add a new app" button on the right:
The "Add App" screen allows you to enter some basic details about your application. The only field that is required is the app name. This should be something descriptive, but not contain any spaces. The rest of the fields are there for reference and will help you manage your apps down the road. Once you have everything filled out, click the ‘Create App’ button. At this point, your app request will be reviewed and you will receive an email confirmation once it has been approved.
The "Products" tab lets you know what billing tier your app is in. Keys start in the 'Sandbox', which gives you full access to the API, but places limits on how many calls you can make per minute and per month.