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1 Introduction

The InterWorx API is a fantastic resource for developers to easily and rapidly achieve integration of InterWorx into their own products. The InterWorx API also allows the technically savvy webhost to automate custom tasks that might otherwise be too difficult or cumbersome to perform manually. It allows complete and total control over almost every aspect that a user would have access to if they were performing the actions themselves through the web interface. It is capable of feeding the same information that a user would see inside the control panel to your own application. The main reason that the API is so robust is that the NodeWorx and SiteWorx web interfaces are API clients themselves - InterWorx operates as an abstracted application model behind the API. That means all new features are added to the API first before they are even accessible in the web interface and that means you will rarely have to wait for something that you can do in the interface to become available in the API.
The API is based on open standards known collectively as “Web Services,” which include XMLRPC, SOAP, and the Web Services Definition Language (WSDL). These standards are supported by a wide range of development tools on a variety of platforms. Since the API requests and responses in the InterWorx API follow current standards, any programming language with the appropriate library support can be used.
SOAP WSDL Point of Contact
XMLRPC Point of Contact
where %%SERVERNAME%% is the IP or Hostname of the InterWorx server.

The Two API’s

The API is divided into 2 parts just like panel. There is the NodeWorx API which allows you to perform server administration tasks and manage resellers or SiteWorx accounts just like you would in NodeWorx and there’s also a SiteWorx API which pertains to a specific SiteWorx acccount and allows you to perform tasks related to that SiteWorx account. For example to edit a SiteWorx account’s usage quota you’d use the NodeWorx API but to add a new e-mail account you’d use the SiteWorx API.


There are three ways to authenticate with the API. The easiest way is to use the e-mail and password of a NodeWorx user and you will be able to perform the actions that the user is permitted to make. You can also use the reseller’s NodeWorx API key. The reseller system is explained in more detail in the Reseller System Guide. This is often preferred because often users lose or change their passwords which would break integration. The API key, on the other hand, will only change if perhaps it is compromised or the NodeWorx reseller wants to discontinue allowing access to a 3rd party application. Lastly, you can use the session ID which might be preferable in instances where the user clicks a button in a plugin and their session ID is passed to your application to provide temporary access to their panel’s functions.
The one thing to remember, though, is when using the SiteWorx API, you must specify a domain to work on or the API won’t know which SiteWorx account you are referring to.
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