The DynamicPDF API provides numerous APIs you can use to integrate PDF capabilities into your applications. Use the REST endpoints directly or use one of the provided client libraries.
The DynamicPDF API has six endpoints for working with PDFs. All six endpoints take a POST request. While the
dlex-layout endpoints are straightforward and perform a single function; the
A good starting point for understanding the DynamicPDF API is by reviewing the processing steps for calling an endpoint (Endpoint Workflow).
The following sections list the REST endpoints and available client libraries. 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.
DynamicPDF has different endpoint regions that you can use when calling one of the endpoints.
|API Users Guide - image-info
|Returns image metadata as a JSON document.
|API Users Guide - pdf-Info
|Returns PDF metadata as a JSON document.
|API Users Guide - pdf-text
|Returns the text from a PDF as a JSON document.
|API Users Guide - pdf-xmp
|Returns XMP metadata from a PDF.
|API Users Guide - pdf
|Returns a PDF after performing one of the pdf endpoint's tasks (
image) or merging.
|API Users Guide - dlex-layout
|Returns a PDF after processing a DLEX file with it's associated JSON data.
The DynamicPDF API provides client libraries implemented in the following languages.
More languages are coming, such as Ruby.
Access the libraries from the DynamicPDF API github project at https://github.com/dynamicpdf-api. The client library for each respective language is also available for incorporation into your project via Nuget, Maven, npm, PIP, or Composer.
Refer to each client library's
readme.md file on github for documentation on the library.
The DynamicPDF 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.
|South Africa North
Designer and the Dashboard are accessed at https://cloud.dynamicpdf.com.
Every 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.xxx-api-key-xxx
curl -X POST "https://api.dynamicpdf.com/v1.0/pdf-xmp"
-H "accept: application/json"
-H "Authorization: Bearer DP.xxx-api-key-xxx"
-H "Content-Type: application/pdf"
Do not assume the example header is implying that the endpoint only accepts a file. Realize the
--data-binary sent to the endpoint is a byte-array.
For more information on API keys, refer to Apps Manager in the Users Guide (Apps Manager).