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DNN API Endpoint 1.2 - RESTful Easy-to-use APIs Builder For DNN

posted by DNN Sharp - 1/22/2016
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DNN API Endpoint gives you a complete API platform for directly accessing DNN data securely and efficiently from outside your DNN portal (other websites, mobile apps, etc.). Module 35611


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Build REST API In DNN With Little To No Coding

DNN API Endpoint was born to create an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand and well-tested framework for building REST APIs to help support applications that live especially outside of DNN



Pave the way for outside apps to be able to communicate more easily with your DNN portal by mean of REST semantic

Configurable List Of Actions

Creates URLs that when invoked will execute a configurable list of actions

Extensions Framework

Extend DNN API Endpoint with new functionality and customize it to your own needs by implementing new actions


DNN 7.2.1+  SQL Server 2008+ ASP.NET 4.0+  IIS 6.0+ 

What's New in 1. 2
  • Breaking Changes
  • Increased minimum requirements to .NET 4.0+
  • Features, Improvements, Fixes
  • Implemented the possibility to work with an ODBC connection
  • Implemented the ability to specify actions that get executed on error
  • Implemented the ability to support HTTP codes for output actions
  • Added "Authorize users " option for User Registration
  • Added Execute Token action
  • Added API key and name available as tokens
  • Added BCC field to Send Email Action
  • Display full stack trace for errors
  • Tokenize Server Request Headers Name and Value
  • Fixed the bug with menu buttons not redirecting to proper section of the module
  • Fixed the bug when the autocomplete suggestions in a text box didn’t work when using a get method
  • Fixed region/country name/code/id problem cause by dnn upgrade
  • Fixed menu links in admin console
  • Fixed error when field contains underscore
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Powerful Features That Put You In Control
  • Create API Methods

    Create methods which are collections of actions that are given names by which DNN API Endpoints knows them

  • Builds Logic by Stacking Actions

    DNN API Endpoint allows you to build logic by attaching a list of actions that are executed in that particular order when the URL is invoked

  • Raw Response

    You can use this option to configure DNN API Endpoint to output any format by leveraging HTTP headers with a content body

  • JSON Response

    DNN API Endpoint can output JSON objects and arrays. Content Type will be sent to application/json unless overridden from headers

  • Control Output

    DNN API Endpoint allows you to output result as JSON, HTML, XML, text or any other format using built-in responses. You can also build your own code to output data

  • Builds REST APIs

    DNN API Endpoint supports HTTP Methods and Custom headers so it’s possible to build REST APIs for example, by using 2 different HTTP Methods against same URL

  • My Tokens Integration

    If My Tokens is installed, Action Form will call it to aggregate data from various sources and expose with DNN API Endpoint

  • Test APIs

    DNN API Endpoint is shipped with a built-in API tester to validate your APIs. We also recommend using Postman plugin for Chrome

  • Generate jQuery Code

    Using the test function in DNN API Enpoint it’s easy as 1, 2, 3 to automatically generate some jQuery code

  • Access Management

    DNN API Endpoint allows you to make public APIs or restrict access based on API Keys. API key validation is the simplest form of app-based security that you can configure for an API

  • Cross-Domain Management

    With DNN API Endpoint you can create a mechanism in no time to control which sites can access your APIs

  • Conditional Logic

    Using the Condition field, DNN API Endpoint allows you to write a condition that will determine at submit time either the action will get executed or not

  • Easily Extensible

    You can easily extend DNN API Endpoint with new actions and validators just from config files

  • Send Emails

    This action will send an email to the user or to an arbitrary list of recipients. Optionally attach a list of files

  • Execution Context

    This is done manually with Load User and Inject Data actions or automatically by various other actions

  • Execute Custom SQL Queries

    DNN API Endpoint can be configured to execute SQL Queries with the API data and stores the output for use in other actions. Optionally it can load multiple columns at once

  • Server Request Action

    This action posts API data to a different server, supporting multiple HTTP methods and HTTP headers. The response can be parsed with a Regex action

  • Best Matched with DNN API Client

    DNN API Endpoint will work out of the box with DNN API Client module, which will be released soon and will consume DNN API Endpoint as well as other APIs

  • Redirect Actions

    When an URL is invoked DNN API Endpoint can be configured to redirect to a page or document from current portal or an arbitrary URL

  • User and Roles Action

    DNN API Endpoint allows you to grant, revoke the specified security role from a user, update user profile when an event occurs

  • Multiple Integrations

    DNN API Endpoint links to complementary popular third party services such as Podio in order to enhance functionality

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Build Your Own Extensions

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your edition
Standard 3 Standard Pack Host Enterprise* Developer
Install licence 1 domain and unlimited subdomains 3 domains and unlimited subdomains 1 DNN instance with up to 20 portals Unlimited installations and portals Unlimited installations and portals
Subscription (free updates and new versions)** 3 months or 1 year  3 months or 1 year 3 months or 1 year 3 months or 1 year 3 months or 1 year
Source Code No No No No Only with 1 year of updates option
Redistribution Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Permitted
Support** 3 months or 1 year 3 months or 1 year 3 months or 1 year 3 months or 1 year 3 months or 1 year

* Enterprise is defined as your company site(s) and those of your customers that are directly managed by your organization.

** The updates and support subscription depends on the option you choose (bundled with 1 year of free updates and support or bundled with 3 months of free updates and support )

You Have Questions, We Have The Answers

Frequently asked questions cover answers to most of the questions that you might have related to DNN API Endpoint. Please read this section carefully before waiting for support. Who knows? You might find the answer quicker than expected.

FAQ 1. Is there a trial version available?

Yes. You can download the DNN API Endpoint 30 day free trial from here

The trial version is identical to the full version, except for the time limitations.

FAQ 2. Can I extend my trial?

No, but for outstanding situations, please email us at [email protected]

FAQ 3. Will I lose the settings I make during the trial when I buy?

Absolutely not. You just need to use for activation the registration key received via email after the purchase was made.

FAQ 4. I’ve hired a developer to work on my site. Who should buy the license?

You should. It is always best for you, the site owner, to have access to your account on dnnsharp.com. That’s how you access downloads, license keys, and support. You can purchase a DNN API Endpoint license under your own name and then give the developer the license key for the site. That way, you retain control of your own module purchase in the event that you need access or decide to switch developers.

FAQ 5. Can I use DNN API Endpoint to build and distribute applications?

You can integrate and distribute DNN API Endpoint with your own products, but it should not be main functionality, it shoud be added value, and should not be in competition with our existing product. If we go into competition later, the developer will still be allowed to use the version he owns at that time, and continue to develop it, but will not receive new updates.

FAQ 6. Can I have one instance for dev, staging and live?

Yes, but please contact us at [email protected]

FAQ 7. Can the license be transferred?

Yes, but only if there is a transfer of ownership of the entire product.

FAQ 8. Can I upgrade to different license type later?

Yes, you can upgrade to a higher tier (and more value-packed) license for just the price difference in qualifying purchases made within the past 3 months. If your purchase was made more than 3 months ago, don’t worry, we still have a special offer for you. Just email us at [email protected]

FAQ 9. Where can I get support?

We have a dedicated support forum for DNN API Endpoint.

This forum is monitored on week days. That is the best place to pose your questions; not only does our team moderate the forum and provide light module support, but other users are always chiming into the the discussions with their own thoughts — which makes for a solid experience on all fronts, and allows a number of perspectives that wouldn’t be present during an email exchange.

Our support forums focus on helping people with bugs and other issues, and we can not provide in-depth support on complex customizations of our modules. Most legitimate bugs that are reported will be logged and fixed for the next release; if a workaround can be easily provided, we’ll share one in the interim. When it comes to customization, while we’re happy to help point users in the right direction towards accomplishing a desired customization if we can, we won’t build your site or app for you.

FAQ 10. If I upgrade my DNN version, do I need to also upgrade the module?

It's recommended because we test and optimize for new versions. Sometimes, new DNN version also breaks our modules so then you'll be required to upgrade. It's recommended to upgrade all at once to optimize the Q&A costs.

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Spotlight Reviews

4.66666666666667 4.67 (3 product reviews)
JOSEPH S says... 4 4.0
Clearly powerful, but complex. I've begin to wonder if simply writing native API calls in .Net would have taken about the same amount of time, but... Show More
Posted 1/24/2016
Kevin H says... 5 5.0
An excellent module simple to use, I would recommend this to anyone. The support on this is exceptional even dring the trial period the response has... Show More
Posted 5/7/2013
Ryan M says... 5 5.0
No too practiced at making APIs for others to call, we started with this module and made a great, robust API with security validation/checks,... Show More
Posted 10/5/2015

Product Specifications

  • Configurable List Of Actions:
    The best part is that DNN API Endpoint creates URLs that when invoked will execute a configurable list of actions. These are the about the same actions architecture that we support in many of our products

  • DNN RESTful APIs:
    DNN API Endpoint uses REST semantics, which is a way of building applications that make full use of the web and existing tools. The benefit of this is that any app which can access the web can use the generated APIs

  • Extensions Framework:
    DNN API Endpoint allows you to extend it with new functionality and customize it to your own needs, just the way you like it by implementing new actions