We built our API to be open and ready to serve new ideas as fast as our brilliant customers can dream them up.

First and foremost, our API documentation can be found here.

API Best Practices

BL.INK recommends that users use a unique account and API key for each integration 

Each time the API is used for a new purpose (ex. social publishing tool integration, a share tool on a website, etc.), create a dedicated BL.INK account for that API integration. Each account will be assigned a unique API key, which can be found on the Account Settings page. This will make reporting simple and straightforward in the long run, since it’s easy to see which integrations generated which links.

For instructions on how to find the API key, check out this article.

Sign up for API notifications

Sign up for API notifications on the API documentation page. This will enable us to send important information on updates we make to our API. 

Use a different API key for each domain

If a user has multiple domains in the BL.INK account (ex. go.mywebsite.com, mywebsite.me, etc.), you will need to use a different API key for each domain. You can find these by going to Account Settings and toggling between the domains in the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Use SSL for all requests 

Never publish the API key or share it insecurely

Do not send API keys in emails, or share them publicly in any way. If you feel the API key has been potentially compromised, please let us know and we will generate a new one.

Feel free to contact BL.INK support via email at help@bl.ink if you have any additional questions about our API.