Step 1: Enabling the API

The first step in using the Fortune3 API is enabling the API and receiving your API Login information. This process is done in the Fortune3 Admin Site by going to “Setup → API Setup” on the main menu. Once your API has been activated, you will be shown 4 key pieces of information on the screen:

  1. API Username
  2. API Password
  3. Secret Key
  4. API URL

The API Username and Password is used in each XML Message Request to authenticate your XML message. The Secrey Key is used to create a security hash parameter for your Post URL (required). The API URL is the URL to the script where you will send the HTTP Post to containing the XML request.

Next: Connecting to the API