Step 1: First things first
To get started with using the HiDrive API you’ll need to register your application to obtain a client credential for your project.
After you have submitted your application, we will check and unlock your project within the next 72 hours and provide a client credential to the registered email address.
↪ Looking for an access key and secret? Go to the HiDrive S3 management console
Step 2: Handle authentication with OAuth2
After you get your client_id and client_secret from us, you can connect to our OAuth 2.0 authentication server. The target is to obtain an access_token with which you can access the HiDrive API. Detailed information about our OAuth 2.0 server can be found here.
If you registered a “server” or “native” app open/redirect a browser-window to
Enter your Account login information, allow access and the page will redirect to your registered redirect_uri, containing a code parameter
To get the access_token, you’ll need to make a POST request using this code:
curl -X POST --data "client_id=&client_secret=&grant_type=authorization_code&code=" \ https://my.hidrive.com/oauth2/token
The result-json will contain an “access_token” —> you’re done!
If you registered a “browser” app open/redirect a browser-window to
Enter your Account login information, allow access and the page will redirect to your registered redirect_uri, containing an access_token parameter —> you’re done!
Step 3: Your first API request
For your first API-Request there are just a few things to know:
1. SSL only! We require all requests to the API to be made over SSL (https:// not http://).
2. The access_token must be sent inside the Authorization: Bearer header of your request.
Now let’s get to know something about your app itself, using the GET /2.1/app/me endpoint:
curl -X "GET" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer " \ -d "fields=id,name,created,refresh_token.expires" \ https://api.hidrive.strato.com/2.1/app/me
A detailed description of all API endpoints can be found in our HTTP API Reference.