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Overview

WebSphere Commerce is an offering of IBM Commerce products that B2C or B2B businesses can use to create a complete omni-channel shopping experience. With WebSphere Commerce, businesses can use various e-commerce, order management, and sales configuration capabilities to provide shoppers with an engaging brand experience across every shopper touch point.

Getting started

Authentication

Some REST services require authentication. WebSphere Commerce REST services are authenticated on secure and unsecured channels. This authentication can include the use of the WCToken and WCTrustedToken. To use REST services that require authentication, you must first get authentication data by using a supported identity services. After you obtain the authentication data, you must pass either the WCToken or WCTustedToken parameters, or both, within the HTTP header for every request that requires authentication. If a request is sent over HTTP, pass the WCToken parameter in the HTTP header. Do not pass the WCTrustedToken in HTTP requests, as the parameter value might display. Send both the WCToken and the WCTrustedToken parameters when the request is being sent over HTTPS. The WebSphere Commerce REST APIs can also use session cookies that are created by the WebSphere Commerce store runtime for authentication. These cookies allow you to mix requests to the WebSphere Commerce REST APIs and the WebSphere Commerce store runtime within the same user session. See more here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_8.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.webservices.doc/concepts/cwvrestauth.html

Response formats

WebSphere Commerce REST services support JSON and XML formats for input and output data by default. The default format is JSON. When an XML String is sent to a REST service, you must set Content-Type HTTP header to be "application/xml". The REST service converts the XML input data to the JSON format that is accepted by REST services. Therefore, your input XML format must follow a certain structure so that it can be transformed to the JSON object that is accepted by REST services. See more here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_8.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.webservices.doc/refs/rwvrestxmlformat.html

Preview tokens

Preview tokens are encrypted strings that encapsulates a set of preview options and restrictions on when and where the token can be used. Any user who is authorized to access your server and has a preview token, can complete preview actions in the same store for which that token is generated. See more here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_8.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.developer.doc/concepts/cpvpreviewtoken.html

Secure Sockets Layer

Some WebSphere Commerce REST services require a request to be sent over HTTPS. Learn more here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZLC2_8.0.0/com.ibm.commerce.webservices.doc/concepts/cwvrestsecurity.html

Security

Keys

Pick a key to use with this API. Make sure you are logged in with your IBM id for your keys to be populated in the dropdown below. By selecting a key, it will be pre-filled for each endpoint in the Documentation section that can be used with the built-in testing. If you want to change which key to use for a particular endpoint, you can do so at the endpoint in the Documentation section.
You can manage your API keys in the <MyAPIs> section. API keys authenticate you to your subscription, so make sure to keep them secret. Do not share the X-IBM-Client-Secret portion of any API key in publicly accessible places such as GitHub, or client-side code.



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Documentation

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