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A quick summary of the Slideshare API. Unfinished.

A quick summary of the Slideshare API. Unfinished.

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  • 1. Slideshare API A Brief Summary
  • 2. API Validation For Slideshare
    • All requests must have the following:
      • api_key : The key provided by Slideshare
      • ts : The current UNIX timestamp
      • hash : Set to the SHA1 hash of the concatenation of the shared secret and the timestamp
  • 3. Authentication Using the API
    • All requests needing authentication (marked auth_needed in the documentation) require the following parameters:
      • username : The Slideshare username of the user the request is on the behalf of.
      • password : The Slideshare password for the provided username.
  • 4. Uploading Slideshows
    • You can upload by sending a post request to this url:
    • http://www.slideshare.net/api/1/upload_slideshow
    • This requires the standard parameters:
      • api_key, ts, hash, username, password
    • As well as the following required parameters:
      • slideshow_title, slideshow_srcfile
    • Additionally, the following parameters are optional:
      • slideshow_description, slideshow_tags, make_src_public
  • 5. The REST
    • The remaining methods of this REST based API will come in a follow up presentation!