Widen Web Services API

Make use of Widen Web Service API (Application Programming Interface) to streamline your workflows and increase your team’s productivity. The digital files stored in DAM can be repurposed into other web applications and software programs through an API integration. By integrating Widen DAM to other systems, the use of DAM will increase and your digital files become more valuable. Both REST API and SOAP API versions are available depending on your preference.

Use cases:

“Widen’s API provides an interface with our website for press and media to go to. They can look through hand picked assets that we wanted to show on that site and download what they need without having to spend time contacting us.”
- Jean Paul Gisclair, Online Manager, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp.

About REST API

The REST API is the preferred method for integrations, and is the best choice for most new projects. It uses OAuth 2.0 authentication, making it ideal for integrations between two web applications where users have separate usernames and passwords. An example would be displaying all the newly added product images and videos to your Dealers on their Dealer portal.

About SOAP API

The SOAP API exposes a WSDL so developers can easily understand all the options available. An example integration may be middleware to synch data from DAM to a mainframe system or upload data to DAM from another system. Compared with the REST API, the SOAP API has limited performance and functionality, and will not be expanded on going forward.

Data Exchange

All the data regarding assets can be extracted, as well as the preview URLs, original file URL and embed codes. See our example gallery with a custom UI for users to search a public asset group, review metadata and download files.

  • Metadata
  • Category assignment
  • Release Date and Expiration Date assignment
  • Asset Group assignment
  • Asset Previews
  • Asset Original File
  • Asset Embed Codes

Assets can be uploaded through the API. Also update metadata, categories and assign asset groups. See our example gallery that uploads files into DAM through a custom UI.

  • Upload new assets
  • Upload asset version
  • Add metadata to assets
  • Assign Asset Groups
  • Assign Categories
  • Assign Release Date and Expiration Date

General application data can be obtained and repurposed if needed on another web site.

  • Category Tree
  • Metadata Schema
  • Collections
  • Refine Search Filters

Did you know:

15% of all Widen customers make use of the Widen Web Services API.