Active Textbook issues an authentication token for each user who sets up an account to use the software. Any API that requires authentication must be able to access this user token. After a customer sets up an account, Active Textbook will add that customer’s token to a cookie on the customer’s machine, so that the browser will be able to find it later.
When you issue an API call for Active Textbook you will need an authentication token to access any eBook file that has restricted access, or that is provided on a page that requires a customer sign on. For those eBook texts that are provided for public access, such as titles in the public domain because the copyright has expired, a token is not needed.
The first API call you will need to make with Active Textbook is the Login API. The Login API will create and return your authentication token, a unique code assigned to you as user. After you have your token Active Textbook will check it every time you attempt to sign on.
These are the most commonly used APIs.
A full list of the available Active Textbook APIs is available at at02.datalogics.com/apidoc.