NewsLynx API

All of NewsLynx‘s functionality is exposed through a RESTful API. This API is mirrored through a built-in command line interface – newslynx (or if you prefer to be 1337, nlx) – and python client – newslynx.client.API – as well. The following guide will walk you through all of the the API’s functionalities with accompanying examples for python, newslynx, and CuRL.

Authentication

API Keys

All endpoints except for: POST /login, require an apikey passed in as a query-string parameter. The apikey is used to ensure that the requesting user is registered and has access to the the requested resource. When a user is created, his/her apikey is randomly generated. It can be refreshed at any time.

Organizations

All endpoints except for those associated with endpoints-users and Organizations require an org query-string parameter. Since users can belong to multiple organizations, we use this parameter to ensure:

  1. That the requesting user is accessing resources related to his/her associated organization.
  2. That the requesting user has permission to access the requested resources.

Status Codes

Successes

Successful responses from the API will only return the following status codes:

HTTP status Description
200 Success Standard response for successful HTTP requests. The actual response will depend on the request method used.
202 Queued The server successfully processed a request, and is returning a pointer to a url to check on it’s statues
204 No Content The server successfully processed the request, but is not returning any content. This response is only used for certain DELETE methods.

Errors

All errors share this common json schema:

{
  "status_code": 401,
  "error": "AuthError",
  "message": "Invalid API Key."
}

Various status codes connote different categories of errors:

HTTP status Description
400 Bad Request The server rejected the request as invalid.
401 Unauthorized The authentication associated with the request is invalid
403 Forbidden Authentication is valid, but user is not allowed to perform this operation
404 Not Found A required object for this operation was not found
405 Invalid This method does not exist
409 Conflict A unique constraint was violated
422 Unprocessable
Entity
The request was formatted correctly but could not be processed
500 Internal Server
Error
The server encountered an unexpected error while processing the request

However, every error will contain a specific message. In the case of Internal Server Errors, the server will respond with the error message generated by the responsible code. You should probably report these to our

Namespacing

All endpoints are prefaced by /api/:version. The current (and only version) is v1.

Endpoints

All endpoints, unless ortherwise noted, return json. If you’d like to follow along with these examples, go ahead and set your apikey as an environment variable:

export NEWSLYNX_APIKEY='djljahflsdkfhasldkfhasldfa'
export NEWSLYNX_ORG=1 # The org id/slug you wish to access.
                      # Setting this will prevent you from having
                      # to repetitively pass this argument to the
                      # API client / command line interface.

User

The User API enables login and management of basic user settings (password, name, email, apikey, etc).

User JSON

All methods (unless otherwise specified) return the following json object:

{
  "organizations": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Xosy Media",
      "timezone": "UTC"
    }
  ],
  "apikey": "djljahflsdkfhasldkfhasldfa",
  "name": "Merlynne Jones",
  "created": "2015-05-03T16:21:41.995821-04:00",
  "super_user": true,
  "admin": true,
  "id": 1,
  "email": "merlynne@newslynx.org"
}

POST /login

Enables authentication via email and password.

Body
{
  "email": "merylnne@newlsynx.org",
  "password": "a-secure-p4ssw0rd"
}
Returns

A User JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl --data "email=merlynne@newslynx.org&password=a-secure-password" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/login

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api me login email=merlynne@newslynx.org password=a-secure-password

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.me.login(email=merlynne@newslynx.org, password=a-secure-password)

GET /me

Retrieves your user profile.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
Returns

A User JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/me\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api me get

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.me.get()

PUT | PATCH /me

Update your name, email, apikey and/or password.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
refresh_apikey true / false. If true, your apikey will be refreshed. false false
Body
{
  "email": "merylnne2@newlsynx.org",
  "old_password": "a-secure-p4ssw0rd",
  "new_password": "a-more-secure-p4ssw0rd",
  "name": "Meryl Jones"
}
Returns

An updated User JSON object.

Examples

Change your name and email.

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d email=merlynne2@newslynx.org -d name="Meryl Jones" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/me\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api me update email=merlynne2@newslynx.org name="Meryl Jones"

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.me.update(email="merlynne2@newslynx.org", name="Meryl Jones")

Change your password.

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d old_password="a-secure-p4ssw0rd" -d new_password="a-more-secure-p4ssw0rd" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/me\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api me update old_password="a-secure-p4ssw0rd" new_password="a-more-secure-p4ssw0rd"

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.me.update(
  old_password="a-secure-p4ssw0rd",
  new_password="a-more-secure-p4ssw0rd"
)

Refresh your apikey

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/me\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&refresh_apikey=true

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api me update --refresh_apikey

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.me.update(refresh_apikey=True)

DELETE /me

Delete your account.

NOTE - Will re-assign your Recipes to the Super User.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/me\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api me delete

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.me.delete()

Organizations

The Organizations API enables the creation / updating / deleting of organizations, users and settings, as well as assigning / removing users from organizations. All PUT, PATCH, POST, and DELETE methods require that the requesting user is an admin or super user.

Organization JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many organization objects of the following json schema:

{
  "id": 1,
  "name": "liveqa",
  "timezone": "America/New_York"
  "users": [...],
  "settings": {...},
  "auths": {...}
}

GET /orgs

Fetch a list of organizations you have access to.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
Returns

A list of Organization JSON objects.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs list

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.list()

POST /orgs

Create an organization. This will also add the requesting user to that organization.

NOTE
  • Requires admin/super user privileges.
  • Will simultaneously create all built-in SousChefs, Metrics, default Recipes and Tags for this organization. Check out the Configuration docs for more details.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body
{
  "name": "ProPalpatine",
  "slug": "pro-palpatine",
  "timezone": "UTC"
}
Returns

An Organization JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl --data "name=ProPalpatine&timezone=UTC&slug=pro-palpatine" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs create name=ProPalpatine timezone=UTC slug=pro-palpatine

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.create(name="ProPalpatine", timezone="UTC", slug="pro-palpatine")

GET /orgs/:org_id

Fetch an organization object.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An Organization JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs get id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.get(1)

PUT | PATCH /orgs/:org_id

Change an organization’s name, slug and/or timezone.

NOTE
  • Requires admin privileges.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Organization JSON object.

Body
{
  "name": "ProPalpatine2",
  "slug": "pro-palpatine-2",
  "timezone": "US/Western"
}
Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d name=ProPalpatine2 -d name=pro-palpatine-2 -d timezone=US/Western \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs update id=1 name=ProPalpatine2 timezone=US/Western slug=pro-palpatine-2

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.update(1,
    name="ProPalpatine2",
    timezone="US/Western",
    slug="pro-palpatine-2")

DELETE /orgs/:org_id

Delete an organization and all of it’s associated collections.

NOTE
  • Requires admin privileges.
WARNING:
  • This method will delete all data associated with this organization, except for users.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

STATUS_CODE: 204

Example
$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs delete id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.delete(1)

GET /orgs/:org_id/users

Fetch all users associated with an organization.

NOTE

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A list of User JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1/users\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs list-users id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.list_users(1)

POST /orgs/:org_id/users

Create a new user under an organization.

NOTE
  • Requires admin privileges.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body
{
  "name": "Brian Abelson",
  "email": "b@nytimes.cat",
  "password": "l0l4k4t",
  "admin": false
}
Returns

A User JSON object.

Example

via CuRL

$ curl --data "name=Brian Abelson&email=b@nytimes.cat&password=l0l4k4t&admin=false" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1/users\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs create-user id=1 \
  name='Brian Abelson' email='b@nytimes.cat'\
  password='l0l4k4t' admin=false

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.create_user(1,
    name='Brian Abelson', email=b@nytimes.cat,
    password=l0l4k4t, admin=false)

GET /orgs/:org_id/users/:user_id

Fetch a user that belongs to a given organization.

NOTE
  • You can pass in either an user’s id or his/her email to this endpoint.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A User JSON object.

Example

via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1/users/b@nytimes.cat\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs get-user id=1 user_id=b@nytimes.cat

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.get_user(1, 'b@nytimes.cat')

PUT | PATCH /orgs/:org_id/users/:user_id

Add an existing user to an organization.

NOTE:
  • Requires admin privileges.
  • You can pass in either an user’s id or his/her email to this endpoint.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A User JSON object with a new organization affiliation.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1/users/m@nytimes.cat\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs add-user id=1 user_id=b@nytimes.cat

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.add_user(1, 'b@nytimes.cat')

DELETE /orgs/:org_id/users/:user_id

Remove a user from an organization.

NOTE:
  • Requires admin privileges.
  • You can pass in either an user’s id or his/her email to this endpoint.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
force true / false. If true, the user will be permanently deleted. This option is only relevant if a user does not have other organizational affiliations. false false
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/1/users/m@nytimes.cat\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api orgs remove-user id=1 user_id=b@nytimes.cat

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.orgs.remove_user(1, 'b@nytimes.cat')

Settings

The Settings API enables the creation / updating / deleting of arbitrary settings associated with an organization or user. The settings collection is key/value store which can grow with the complexity of the application.

** NOTE ** : Settings can be nested under the Organizations and endpoints-users collections. To route a setting to it’s proper collection, just place its level in the url. These are the current collections which can have settings:

  • /orgs/settings Handles organization-level settings.
  • /me/settings Handles settings for the authenticated user.

Setting JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many setting objects of the following json schema:

{
    "id": 1,
    "name": "logo_image",
    "level": "orgs",
    "value": "http://example.com/mylogo.png",
    "json_value": false
}

If a setting has been declared as having a json_value, it will be parsed as such in the response:

{
    "id": 1,
    "name": "short_domains",
    "level": "orgs",
    "value": ["prplp.tn", "3mpi.re"],
    "json_value": true
}

GET /:level/settings

Get a list of an user / organziation settings.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A list of Setting JSON objects.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/settings\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api settings list

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.settings.list()

POST /:level/settings

Add a setting to an organization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

A Setting JSON object without an id.

Returns

A newly-created Setting JSON object with an id.

Examples

Create a simple setting.

Via CuRL

$ curl --data "name=icon&value=http://example.com/mylogo.png" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/settings\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api settings create name=icon value=http://example.com/mylogo.png

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.settings.create(name="icon" value="http://example.com/mylogo.png")

Create a json setting.

Via CuRL

$ curl --data "name=short_urls&value=[\"prplt.in\"]&json_value=true" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/settings\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api settings create name=short_urls value='["prplt.in"]' json_value=true

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.settings.create(name="short_urls", value=["prplt.in"], json_value=True)

GET /:level/settings/:setting_id

Get an organization’s setting by it’s name.

NOTE:
  • You can pass in either a setting’s id or it’s name to this endpoint.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A Setting JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/settings/short_urls\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api settings get id=short_urls

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.settings.get("short_urls")

PUT | PATCH /:level/settings/:setting_id

Update a setting for an organization.

NOTE:
  • You can pass in either a setting’s id or it’s name to this endpoint.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

A partial or complete Setting JSON object.

Returns

A modified Setting JSON object.

Examples

Update a setting.

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d "value=[\"zzzz.in\"]" -d "json_value=true" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/settings/short_urls\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api settings update id=short_urls value='["zzzz.in"]' json_value=true

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.settings.get("short_urls")

DELETE /:level/settings/:setting_id

Delete an organization’s setting by it’s name.

NOTE:
  • You can pass in either a setting’s id or it’s name to this endpoint.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example
$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/orgs/settings/short_urls\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api settings delete id=short_urls

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.settings.delete("short_urls")

Authorizations

The Authorizations API enables authorization with external platforms. Currently it supports

  • Google Analytics - Track site traffic
  • Twitter - Access tweets from individual users or lists.
  • Facebook - Access a organization’s Facebook page and, depending on the configuration of the associated Facebook application, collect Insights data.

Authorization JSON

All methods (unless otherwise specified) return the following json object:

{
  id: 2,
  value: {
    "oauth_token_secret": "ldsfkasdlfjasdlfa380257234",
    "oauth_token": "2419585021-fdfdskadfjakjsdafjd"
  },
  name: "twitter"
}

GET /auths

Fetches a list of an organization’s authorizations.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A list of Authorization JSON objects.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths list

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.settings.delete("short_urls")

GET /auths/google-analytics

Fetches an organization’s Google Analytics authorization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An Authorization JSON object

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/google-analytics\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths get service=google-analytics

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.get("google-analytics")

GET /auths/google-analytics/grant

Authorizes NewsLynx to access an organization’s Google Analytics.

NOTE

This method will prompt a user to authenticate with Google Analytics. Upon successful authentication it will direct them to a form which they can use to select which properties and profiles they would like to grant NewsLynx access to. If at any point a user would like to change these properties, he/she simply needs to access this method again - it’s not necessary to revoke access first.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
redirect_uri The url which you would like to send a user back to after an authentication attempt null false
Returns

An Authorization JSON object or, if a redirect_uri is provided, a redirection to that location with the added query string parameter auth_success to indicate whether or not the authorization request was successful.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/google-analytics/grant\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths grant service=google-analytics

NOTE Will open up a browser to the specified url and run you through the authorization process.

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.grant("google-analytics")

NOTE Will open up a browser to the specified url and run you through the authorization process.

GET /auths/google-analytics/revoke

Revokes an organization’s Google Analytics authorization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/google-analytics/revoke\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths revoke service=google-analytics

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.revoke("google-analytics")

GET /auths/twitter

Fetches an organization’s Twitter authorization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An Authorization JSON object

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/twitter\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths get service=twitter

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.get("twitter")

GET /auths/twitter/grant

Authorizes NewsLynx to access an organization’s Twitter profile.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
redirect_uri The url which you would like to send a user back to after an authentication attempt null false
Returns

An Authorization JSON object or, if a redirect_uri is provided, a redirection to that location with the added query string parameter auth_success to indicate whether or not the authorization request was successful.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/twitter/grant\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths grant service=twitter

NOTE Will open up a browser to the specified url and run you through the authorization process.

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.grant("twitter")

NOTE Will open up a browser to the specified url and run you through the authorization process.

GET /auths/twitter/revoke

Revokes an organization’s Twitter authorization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/twitter/revoke\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths revoke service=twitter

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.revoke("twitter")

GET /auths/facebook

Fetches an organization’s Facebook authorization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An Authorization JSON object

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/facebook\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths get service=facebook

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.get("facebook")

GET /auths/facebook/grant

Authorizes NewsLynx to access an organization’s Facebook profile.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
redirect_uri The url which you would like to send a user back to after an authentication attempt null false
Returns

An Authorization JSON object or, if a redirect_uri is provided, a redirection to that location with the added query string parameter auth_success to indicate whether or not the authorization request was successful.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/facebook/grant\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths grant service=facebook

NOTE Will open up a browser to the specified url and run you through the authorization process.

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.grant("facebook")

NOTE Will open up a browser to the specified url and run you through the authorization process.

GET /auths/facebook/revoke

Revokes an organization’s Facebook authorization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/auths/facebook/revoke\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api auths revoke service=facebook

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.auths.revoke("facebook")

Tags

The Tags API enables the listing, creating, updating, and deleting of tags.

Tag JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many tag objects of the following json schema. Refer to the Taxonomy docs for an explanation of this collection.

A Subject Tag takes the following schema:

{
    "id": 1,
    "org_id": 1,
    "name": "Politics",
    "slug": "politics",
    "type": "subject",
    "color": "#fc0"
}

An Impact Tag takes the following schema:

{
    "id": 1,
    "org_id": 1,
    "name": "Social Media Share",
    "slug": "social-media-share",
    "type": "impact",
    "color": "#0cf",
    "category": "citation",
    "level": "media"
}

GET /tags

List all tags associated with an organization, as well as helpful faceted counts.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
type A Tag Type to filter by. null false
category An Impact Tag Category to filter by. null false
level An Impact Tag Level to filter by. null false
sort Sort results by a tag field. preface with - to sort descending -created false
Returns
{
    "facets": {
        "levels": {
            "institution": 2,
            "media": 3,
            "individual": 1,
            "internal": 2,
            "community": 2
        },
        "categories": {
            "other": 5,
            "citation": 1,
            "change": 2,
            "achievement": 2
        },
        "types": {
            "impact": 10,
            "subject": 10
        }
    },
    "tags": [
        {
            "content_item_count": 10,
            "name": "Politics",
            "slug": "politics"
            "color": "#13962A",
            "org_id": 1,
            "type": "subject",
            "id": 14
        },
        {
            "category": "change",
            "name": "Legislative Change",
            "slug": "legislative-change",
            "level": "individual",
            "color": "#43E1D8",
            "event_count": 15,
            "org_id": 1,
            "type": "impact",
            "id": 1
        },
        ...
    ]
}
Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags\?sort=-name\&type=subject\&apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags list sort=-name type=subject

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.list(sort='-name', type='subject')

POST /tags

Create a tag.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

A Tag JSON object.

Returns

A newly-created Tag JSON object.

Example

Create a subject tag.

Via CuRL

$ curl --data "name=foo&type=subject&color=#fc0" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags create name=foo type=subject color=#fc0

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.create(name='foo', type='subject' color='#fc0')

Create an impact tag.

Via CuRL

$ curl --data "name=bar&type=impact&color=#0cf&category=change&level=institution" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags create name=bar type=impact color=#0cf category=change level=institution

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.create(name='bar', type='impact' color='#0cf', category='change', level='institution')

GET /tags/:tag_id

Get an individual tag.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a tag id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A Tag JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags get id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.get(1)

PUT | PATCH /tags/:tag_id

Update a tag.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a tag id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

A complete or partial Tag JSON object.

Returns

An updated Tag JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d "color=#fc0aaa" \
  http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags/21\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags update id=1 color=#fc0aaa

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.update(1, color='#fc0aaa')

DELETE /tags/:tag_id

Delete a tag.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a tag id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags delete id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.delete(1)

PUT /tags/:from_tag_id/merge/:to_tag_id

Merges two tags of the same type. This endpoing will delete the from_tag_id and re-associate, depending on the type, all of it’s Events or Content Items with the to_tag_id.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a tag id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Tag JSON object for the to_tag_id.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags/1/merge/2\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags merge from_id=1 to_id_2

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.merge(1, 2)

GET /tags/categories

Get a list of every Impact Tag Category. This endpoint exists to aid in creating dynamic UIs.

Returns

A list of every Impact Tag Category.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags/categories

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags categories

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.categories()

GET /tags/levels

Get a list of every Impact Tag Level. This endpoint exists to aid in creating dynamic UIs.

Returns

A list of every Impact Tag Level.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/tags/levels

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api tags levels

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.tags.levels()

SousChefs

The SousChefs API enables the listing / creating / updating / deleting of modules for ingesting and modifying data in NewsLynx. Refer to the SousChef docs for more details.

Sous Chef JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many sous chef objects of the following json schema:

{
  "id": 3,
  "name": "Event from twitter user.",
  "slug": "twitter-user-to-event",
  "description": "Extracts events from a twitter user's timeline.",
  "runs": "newslynx.sc.events.twitter.User",
  "creates": "events",
  "is_command": false,
  "option_order": ["name", "slug", "decription", "screen_name", ...],
  "options": {
    "screen_name": {
      "required": true,
      "input_type": "text",
      "value_types": ["string"],
      "help": {
        "placeholder": "cspan"
      }
      ...
    }
  }
}

If a SousChef creates Metrics, It should also explicitly declare which metrics it creates:

{
  "name": "Content Share Counts",
  "slug": "share-counts-to-content-metrics-timeseries"
  "description": "Computes a timeseries of share counts for an organization's content items.",
  "runs": "newslynx.sc.metrics.shares.TimeseriesCounts",
  "is_command": false,
  "creates": "metrics",
  "id": 6,
  "option_order": [],
  "options": {
    ...
    },
  "metrics": {
    "facebook_comments": {
      "display_name": "Facebook Comments",
      "type": "cumulative",
      "content_levels": ["timeseries", "summary", "comparison"],
      "org_levels": ["timeseries", "summary", "comparison"]
    },
    ...
  }
}

GET /sous-chefs

List all SousChefs, as well as helpful faceted counts.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
is_command Whether this is runs a non-python script See sous-chefs-runners null false
creates
The collection this SousChef
creates. See sous-chefs-creates
all false
sous_chefs A comma-separated list of sous- chefs to return. Each element can be prefaced by with - or ! to exclude it. null false
Returns
{
  "facets": {
    "creates": {
      "thing": 1,
      "event": 3
    },
    "runners": {
      "python": 4
    }
  },
  "sous_chefs": [
    ...
  ]
}
Example

Fetch all SousChefs:

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/sous-chefs\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api sous-chefs list

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.sous_chefs.list()

Fetch all SousChefs that create events:

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/sous-chefs\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1\&creates=events

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api sous-chefs list creates=events

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.sous_chefs.list(creates='events')

POST /sous-chefs

Create a SousChef.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

A valid Sous Chef JSON object.

Returns

A newly-created Sous Chef JSON object.

Example

Create a file like this and save it as sous-chef.json

{
    "slug": "event-twitter-user-z",
    "name": "Event from twitter user 2",
    "runs": "newslynx.sc.events.twitter.User",
    "description": "Extracts events from a twitter user's timeline.",
    "creates": "events",
    "options": {
        "screen_name": {
          "required": true,
          "input_type": "text",
          "value_types": ["string"],
          "help": {
            "placeholder": "cspan"
          }
        }
    }
}

Alternatively, you can create a yaml file called sous-chef.yaml for use with newslynx or python. (Note: you can use json as well with these tools):

slug: twitter-user-to-event-b
name: Event from twitter user 2
runs: newslynx.sc.events.twitter.User
description: "Extracts events from a twitter user's timeline."
creates: events
options:
    screen_name:
      required: true
      input_type: text
      value_types:
        - string
      help:
        placeholder: cspan

Via CuRL

$ curl -X POST \
     -H 'Content-Type:application/json' \
     --data-binary @sous-chef.json \
     http://localhost:5000/api/v1/sous-chefs\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api sous-chefs create --data=sous-chef.yaml

Via python

import json

from newslynx.client import API


sc = json.load(open('sous-chef.json'))

api = API()
api.sous_chefs.create(**sc)

GET /sous-chefs/:sous_chef_id

Fetch an individual SousChef.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a Sous Chef id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A Sous Chef JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d http://localhost:5000/api/v1/sous-chefs/twitter-user-to-event\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api sous-chefs get id=twitter-user-to-event

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.sous_chefs.get('twitter-user-to-event')

PUT /sous-chefs/:sous_chef_id

Update an individual SousChef.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a Sous Chef id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

A complete or parial Sous Chef JSON object.

Returns

A newly-updated Sous Chef JSON object.

Example

Add another option to a Sous Chef:

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT screen_name='newslynx' http://localhost:5000/api/v1/sous-chefs/twitter-user-to-event\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api sous-chefs update id=twitter-user-to-event \
  -d '{
        "options":{
          "must_link":{
            "input_type":"radio",
            "input_options":["true", "false"],
            "value_types": ["boolean"],
            "default": false
          }
        }
      }'

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()

opt = {
        "options":{
          "must_link":{
            "input_type":"radio",
            "input_options":["true", "false"],
            "value_types": ["boolean"],
            "default": False
          }
        }
      }

api.sous_chefs.update('twitter-user-to-event', **opt)

Recipes

The Recipes API enables the configuration of SousChefs to be scheduled at regular intervals. Refer to the Recipes docs for more details.

Recipe JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many Recipe objects of the following json schema:

{
  "status": "stable",
  "updated": "2015-07-22T23:26:08.476376+00:00",
  "sous_chef": "rss-feed-to-article",
  "name": "Ingest Articles from an RSS Feed",
  "created": "2015-07-22T23:18:24.721358+00:00",
  "traceback": null,
  "org_id": 1,
  "last_run": "2015-07-22T23:26:08.473112+00:00",
  "options": {
    "feed_url": "http://wisconsinwatch.org/feed/"
  },
  "time_of_day": "12:00 AM",
  "last_job": {
    "max_date_last_run": "2015-07-14T16:04:14+00:00"
  },
  "event_counts": {
    "pending": 2,
    "total": 5,
    "deleted": 3
  },
  "schedule_by": "unscheduled",
  "id": 1,
  "minutes": 30,
  "slug": "rss-feed-to-article",
  "crontab": "*/30 * * * *",
  "description": "Extracts articles from an RSS Feed."
}

GET /recipes

List all Recipes, as well as helpful faceted counts.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
status Filter recipes by their status. Either running, error, stable, or uninitialized null false
scheduled Filter recipes by whether or not they are scheduled null false
sort Sort results by a Recipe field. preface with - to sort descending -created false
recipes A comma-separated list of Recipe ids or slugs to query by. Each element can be prefaced by with - or ! to exclude it. null false
sous_chefs

A comma-separated list of sous- chefs slugs that recipes belong

to.

Each element can be prefaced by with - or ! to exclude it.

null false
Returns
{
  "facets": {
    "creates": {
      "metrics": 7,
      "content": 1,
      "internal": 2,
      "events": 7
    },
    "statuses": {
      "uninitialized": 2,
      "stable": 15
    },
    "sous_chefs": {
      "twitter-user-to-org-timeseries": 1,
      "google-analytics-to-content-timeseries": 1,
      ...
    },
    "schedules": {
      "scheduled": 1,
      "unscheduled": 16
    }
  },
  "recipes": [
    ...
  ]
}
Example

Fetch all Recipes:

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/recipes\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api recipes list

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.recipes.list()

Fetch all Recipes that are not instances of rss-feed-to-article SousChefs:

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/recipes\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1\&sous_chefs=-rss-feed-to-article

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api recipes list sous_chefs=-rss-feed-to-article

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.recipes.list(sous_chefs="-rss-feed-to-article")

POST /recipes

Create a Recipe.

NOTE - Since SousChef options are explicitly declared, you do not need to nest Recipes options under

an options key in the body of this request. However, if you do, the API will still handle them properly.
  • While you may explicitly add a name, slug, and description for a Recipe, if missing, will inherit these fields from it’s associated SousChef. In the case of slug, a short random hash will be added to ensure uniqueness.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
sous_chef The SousChef this Recipe runs. While not required as a param, you must either pass this in here or in the request body null false
Body

A partial or complete Recipe JSON object with all required SousChef options filled out. Optionally include the sous_chef in the body if not provided as a query string.

Returns

A newly-created Recipe JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

Create a file like this and save it as recipe.json:

{
  "sous_chef": "rss-feed-to-article",
  "options": {
    "feed_url": "http://nytimes.cat/feed.xml"
  }
}

Now run this command:

$ curl -X POST \
     -H 'Content-Type:application/json' \
     --data-binary @recipe.json \
     http://localhost:5000/api/v1/recipes\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api recipes create \
  sous_chef=rss-feed-to-article \
  feed_url=http://nytimes.cat/feed.xml

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.recipes.create(
  sous_chef="rss-feed-to-article",
  feed_url="http://nytimes.cat/feed.xml"
)

GET /recipes/:recipe_id

Fetch an individual Recipe.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a Recipe id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A Recipe JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/recipes/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api recipes get id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.recipes.get(1)

PUT /recipes/:recipe-id

Update an individual Recipe.

NOTE
  • This endpoint can accept either a Recipe id or slug.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
sous_chef The Sous Chef this Recipe runs. While not required as a param, you must either pass this in here or in the request body null false
Body

A complete or partial Recipe JSON object.

Returns

A newly-updated Recipe JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT \
     -d "feed_url=http://newslynx.org/feed.xml" \
     http://localhost:5000/api/v1/recipes/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api recipes update id=1 feed_url=http://newslynx.org/feed.xml

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.recipes.update(1, feed_url="http://newslynx.org/feed.xml")

Metrics

The Metrics API enables the creation, querying, faceting, updating, and deleting of Metrics. Refer to the Metrics docs for more details on what these are.

NOTE - Metrics are exclusively created by Recipes. Their settings are specified by Sous Chefs.

Metric JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many Metric objects of the following json schema:

{
  "updated": "2015-07-22T23:43:39.752646+00:00",
  "display_name": "Tablet Pageviews",
  "name": "ga_pageviews_tablet",
  "created": "2015-07-22T23:43:39.752631+00:00",
  "agg": "sum",
  "org_levels": [
    "summary"
  ],
  "org_id": 1,
  "faceted": false,
  "content_levels": [
    "summary",
    "comparison"
  ],
  "recipe_id": 10,
  "type": "count",
  "id": 20
}

GET /metrics

Filter all metrics.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
content_levels A comma-separated list of content_levels to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
org_levels A comma-separated list of org_levels to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
recipes

A comma-separated list of Recipe ``id``s or ``slug``s

to filter

results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it.

null false
sous_chefs A comma-separated list of Sous Chef ``slug``s to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
faceted true / false. Filter metrics by whether or not they have facets. null false
computed true / false. Filter metrics by whether or not they are computed. null false
Returns
{
  "facets": {
    "computed": 3,
    "org_levels": {
      "timeseries": 16,
      "summary": 31
    },
    "faceted": 2,
    "content_levels": {
      "comparison": 31,
      "timeseries": 16,
      "summary": 33
    },
    "recipes": {
      "internal-refresh-content-summary-metrics-0d5a13": 12,
      "google-analytics-to-content-timeseries-2ecafa": 7,
      "google-analytics-to-content-device-summaries-295220": 3,
      "google-analytics-to-content-domain-facets-0e0e8a": 2,
      "share-counts-to-content-timeseries-f36b30": 9
    },
    "types": {
      "count": 21,
      "cumulative": 9,
      "computed": 3
    }
  },
  "metrics": [
    ...
  ]
}
Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/metrics\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api metrics list

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.metrics.list()

GET /metrics/:metric_id

Fetch an individual metric.

NOTE
  • You can pass in a metric’s name or id to this endpoint.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An Metric JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/metrics/ga_pageviews\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api metrics get id=ga_pageviews

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.metrics.get('ga_pageviews')

PUT | PATCH /metrics/:metric_id

Update a metric.

NOTE
  • You can pass in a metric’s name or id to this endpoint.
  • You cannot update a metric’s name, only it’s display_name.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

An partial or complete Metric JSON object.

Returns

A newly updated Metric JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d 'display_name=Google Analytics Entrances' \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/metrics/ga_entrances\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api metrics update id=ga_entrances display_name='Google Analytics Entrances'

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.metrics.get('ga_entrances', display_name='Google Analytics Entrances')

DELETE /metrics/:metric_id

Delete a metric.

NOTE
  • You can pass in a metric’s name or id to this endpoint.
  • This endpoint will delete all instances of this metric from Timeseries and Summary tables (when applicable).
  • If you want to re-create a metric, you’ll need to re-create the Recipe which originally created it.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE -d \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/metrics/ga_entrances\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api metrics delete id=ga_entrances

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.metrics.delete('ga_entrances')

Authors

The Authors API enables the creation, update, and deletion of Authors. It also enables programmatic access to the creation and modification of associations between authors and content items.

Author JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many Metric objects of the following json schema:

{
  "updated": "2015-06-20T18:15:12.459411+00:00",
  "name": "MERLYNNE JONES",
  "created": "2015-06-20T18:15:12.459397+00:00",
  "org_id": 1,
  "img_url": "http://newslynx.org/merlynne-selfie.jpeg",
  "id": 1,
  "content_items": [
    ...
  ]
}

NOTE All Author ``name``s are stored in ALL CAPS to help prevent duplication.

GET /authors

Fetch all authors for an organization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
q A query for an author’s name. null false
incl_content Whether or not to include content items associated with the authors. false false
Returns

A list of endpoint-authors-json objects.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors\?q=merlynne&apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors list q=merlynne

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.list(q=merlynne)

POST /authors

Create an Author.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

An endpoint-authors-json object with, at the very minimum, a unique name.

Returns

A newly-created endpoint-authors-json object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X POST --data="name=DARTH" \
  http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors create name=DARTH

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.create(name='DARTH')

GET /authors/:author_id

Fetch an individual author.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
incl_content Whether or not to include content items associated with the author. false false
Returns

An endpoint-authors-json object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors/1\?&apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors get id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.get(1)

PUT | PATCH /authors/:author_id

Update an author.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Body

An partial or complete endpoint-authors-json object.

Returns

A newly updated endpoint-authors-json object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d "name=ANNAKIN" \
  http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors/DARTH\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors update id=DARTH name=ANNAKIN

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.update('DARTH', name='ANNAKIN')

DELETE /authors/:author_id

Delete an author.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors/1\&apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors delete id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.delete(1)

PUT /authors/:author_id/content/:content_item_id

Associate an author with a content item.

NOTE

  • Will always return the modified list of content items associated with the author.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

A newly updated endpoint-authors-json object with the newly-associated content item included.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors/1/merge/2\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors merge from_id=1 to_id=2

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.merge(1, 2)

DELETE /authors/:author_id/content/:content_item_id

Remove an association between an author and a content item.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example
$ curl -X DELETE \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors/1/content/2\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors remove-content-item id=1 content_item_id=2

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.remove_content_item(1, 2)

PUT /authors/:from_author_id/merge/:to_author_id

Merges an Author with another Author. This method merges the from_author into the to_author, transferring all associated content items, and deleting the from_author in the process. This API exists to aid in dealing with duplicate Authors produced by the author extraction process.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

A newly updated endpoint-authors-json object for the to_author with content items from the from_author included.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/authors/2/merge/3\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api authors remove-content-item id=1 content_item_id=2

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.authors.remove_content_item(1, 2)

Events

The Events API enables the creation, querying, faceting, updating, and deleting of Events. Refer to the Events docs for more details on what these are.

Event JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many Event objects of the following json schema:

NOTE

  • Events with a status of deleted mean that these Events have been manually deleted by a user or by a recipe. Such events are kept in the database for 7 days and can be restored at any point. After 7 days these events are permanently deleted.
{
  "status": "approved",
  "updated": "2015-06-06T22:10:22.137437+00:00",
  "provenance": "recipe",
  "description": "dolores iure eveniet harum dicta totam eos porro sint nisi quasi molestiae sit mollitia dignissimos ",
  "content_items": [
    {
      "url": "http://example.com/d0fe5387-0c98-11e5-963f-6c4008aeb606",
      "id": 39,
      "title": "veritatis eos nisi a"
    }
  ],
  "recipe_id": 1,
  "authors": [
    "Anthony Roob"
  ],
  "id": 173,
  "created": "2015-05-27T23:10:20.852576+00:00",
  "url": "http://example.com/d25cbf6b-0c98-11e5-9e0f-6c4008aeb606",
  "title": "ut odio eos asperior",
  "tag_ids": [
    5
  ],
  "meta": {
    "followers": 78
  },
  "source_id": "facebook-page-to-event:d25cb405-0c98-11e5-b5c0-6c4008aeb606",
  "img_url": "http://example.com/d25cc021-0c98-11e5-b0a9-6c4008aeb606.png",
  "thumbnail": "data:image/PNG;base64,...",
  "body": "..."
}

GET /events

Search and filter all events and return helpful faceted counts.

Params
Returns

The Events search endpoint will always return helpful pagination information. Including

  • first - The first page of the response as a URL.
  • last - The last page of the response as a URL.
  • next - The next page of the response (unless the last page is returned) as a URL.
  • prev - The previous page of the response (unless the first page is returned) as a URL.
  • page - The current page number.
  • per_page - The number of results per page.
  • total - The total number of pages returned.

It will also always return the total number of results for all pages.

{
  "pagination": {
    "last": "http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events?org=1&apikey=key&page=5&provenance=recipe",
    "total_pages": 5,
    "next": "http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events?status=approved&org=1&apikey=key&page=2&provenance=recipe",
    "per_page": 25,
    "page": 1,
    "first": "http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events?status=approved&org=1&apikey=key&page=1&provenance=recipe"
  },
  "total": 104,
  "facets": {
    "categories": {
      ...
    },
    ...
  }
  "events": [
    ...
  ]
}
Examples

List approved events by most recently created.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&status\=approved&sort=-created

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events search status=approved sort=-created

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.search(status='approved', sort='-created')

Search events created manually.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&provenance\=manual&q=foobar

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events search q=foobar provenance=manual

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.search(q='foobar', provenance='manual')

List events that only have certain tags and have not been created by certain recipes.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&recipe_ids=-1\&tag_ids=1,2,3

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events search recipe_ids='-1' tag_ids='1,2,3'

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.search(recipe_ids='-1' tag_ids='1,2,3')

List events that link to certain content_items and include the Event body in the response:

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&content_item_ids=1,-2,3,-4\&incl_body=yes

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events search recipe_ids='-1' tag_ids='1,2,3'

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.search(recipe_ids='-1' tag_ids='1,2,3')

Facet events by tag levels:

PROTIP: If you just want facets, use per_page=1 to speed up the request.

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&per_page=1&facets=levels

Search Events and only return id and title:

PROTIP: when submitting a search query , upping the per_page limit, limiting the fields returned, and limiting the field to search on serves as an effective auto-complete endpoint.

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&q=foobar&fields=id,title&per_page=100&search=title

POST /events

Create an event.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
must_link Only create if the event contains links to one or more Content Items. false false
recipe_id The Recipe that retrieved this Event. If missing, we assume the event is manually created false false
Body

A Event JSON object, but the only required field is title. You can also include the following special fields:

  • tag_ids - An array of tags to assign to this event.
  • content_item_ids - An array of content items to associate with this event.
  • links - An array of links you’d like to include when checking for matching Content Items

Source IDs

If you’re creating an event that’s associated with a recipe_id, it’s also imperative that you pass in a source_id. We use this field to ensure that no duplicate events are created and also to make sure that Events that have been previously deleted are not re-created by a Recipe which is continuously polling a data source. If you include a recipe_id as a query string, the source_id you pass in will be prefixed by the slug of this Recipe to ensure that events created by recipes which generate similar source_ids do not conflict.

Dates

If you wish to specify a created for an event, just pass it in as ISO 8601 date string. If you include a UTC-Offset, it will be properly convered to UTC. Otherwise it will be assumed to be UTC. If you don’t pass in a created field, it will be set as the time the Event was ingested.

Provenance

Events created by recipes (AKA: Events that pass a recipe_id to the method) will be assigned a provenance of recipe. All other events are assumed to have been created manually and will be assigned a provenance of manual

Meta Fields

All fields passed to this method that are not part of the Event JSON object will be inserted into the meta field.

Returns

A newly-created Event JSON object. If you specify must_link=true and there is no matching ContentItem in the request body, then this method will return null.

Examples

Create an approved event associated with specific content_item_ids and tag_ids

First, create a file like this and save it as event.json

{
  "source_id": "fdslakfjdaslkfjasdlkaf",
  "title": "Something else happened.",
  "description": "This was crazy!",
  "body": "<p> This is the transcript of what happened</p>",
  "tag_ids": [1,2],
  "status": "approved",
  "content_item_ids": [1,2]
}

Via CuRL

$ curl -X POST \
     -H 'Content-Type:application/json' \
     --data-binary @event.json \
    http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY?recipe_id=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events create --data=event.json recipe_id=1

Via python

import json

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
event = json.load(open('event.json'))
api.events.create(**event)

GET /events/:event_id

Fetch an individual event.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An Event JSON object with the body included.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/1\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events get id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.get(1)

PUT | PATCH /events/:event_id

Update an individual event.

NOTE
  • When passing in tag_ids and content_item_ids, this method will upsert pre-existing associations rather than replacing them.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Event JSON object.

Examples

Update an event’s description

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d "description=This is what happened" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events update id=1 description='This is what happened'

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.update(1, description='This is what happened')

Approve an event by associating it with specific content_item_ids and tag_ids and setting it’s status as approved.

First, create a file like this and save it as event.json

{
  "tag_ids": [3,4],
  "content_item_ids": [1,2]
  "status": "approved"
}

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT \
     -H 'Content-Type:application/json' \
     --data-binary @event.json \
     http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events update id=1 --data=event.json

Via python

import json

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
event = json.load(open('event.json'))
api.events.update(1, **event)

DELETE /events/:event_id

Set an Event’s status as deleted and remove it’s associations with Tags and Content Items. Permanently delete an event by adding the parameter force=true.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
force Whether or not to permanently delete this event. wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Examples

Set an Event’s status to deleted

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/1\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events delete id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.delete(1)

Permanently delete an Event.

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/1\?org\=1\&force\=true\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events delete id=1 force=true

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.delete(1, force=True)

PUT /events/:event_id/tags/:tag_id

Add a Tag to an Event.

NOTE
  • Events must first be “approved” before adding additional Tags.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Event JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/2/tag/1\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events add-tag id=2 tag_id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.add_tag(2, 1)

DELETE /events/:event_id/tags/:tag_id

Remove an associated Tag from an Event.

NOTE
  • Events must first be “approved” before removing Tags
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Event JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/2/tag/1\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events remove-tag id=2 tag_id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.remove_tag(2, 1)

PUT /events/:event_id/content/:content_item_id

Associate an Event with a Content Item.

NOTE
  • Events must first be “approved” before adding additional Content Items.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Event JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/2/content/1\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events add-content-item id=2 content_item_id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.add_content_item(2, 1)

DELETE /events/:event_id/content/:content_item_id

Remove an associated Content Item from an Event.

NOTE
  • Events must first be “approved” before removing Content Items.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Event JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events/2/content/1\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api events remove-content-item id=2 content_item_id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.events.remove_content_item(2, 1)

Content Items

The Content Items API enables the creation, querying, faceting, updating, and deleting of Content Items. Refer to the Content Items docs for more details on what these are.

Content Item JSON

All methods, unless otherwise specified, will return one or many Content Item objects of the following json schema:

NOTE

  • Events with a status of deleted mean that these Events have been manually deleted by a user or by a recipe. Such events are kept in the database for 7 days and can be restored at any point. After 7 days these events are permanently deleted.
{
  "body": "...",
  "domain": "example.com",
  "site_name": "Example News",
  "description": "id voluptas voluptatem ea illum quae nam ab fugiat praesentium non libero quo in non aut autem et ut",
  "created": "2015-03-17T19:15:14.152661+00:00",
  "url": "http://example.com/4be5aec2-1778-11e5-b940-6c4008aeb606",
  "subject_tag_ids": [
    19
  ],
  "impact_tag_ids": [
    12, 13
  ],
  "provenance": "recipe",
  "org_id": 1,
  "updated": "2015-06-20T18:15:14.156157+00:00",
  "favicon": "http://example.com/favicon.ico",
  "metrics": {
    "facebook_comments": 55508,
    "total_events": 1,
    ...
  },
  "recipe_id": 1,
  "meta": {},
  "authors": [
    {
      "id": 3,
      "name": "MERLYNNE JONES"
    }
  ],
  "title": "id ab modi unde aliq",
  "type": "article",
  "id": 37,
  "img_url": "http://example.com/d25cc021-0c98-11e5-b0a9-6c4008aeb606.png",
  "thumbnail": "data:image/PNG;base64,...",
}

GET /content

Search and filter all content items and return helpful faceted counts.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
q A search query. Will search on body, title, description, authors & meta. Please refer to the Postgres Search docs for details on query syntax. null false
search The field to search on. Either: body, title, description, authors meta, or all. all false
fields A comma-separated list of fields to include in the response. null false
incl_body Whether or not to include the body of the content item in the response. false false
incl_img Whether or not to include the img_url and thumbnail in the response. false false
incl_metrics Whether or not to include metrics in the response. true false
created_after An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. null false
created_before An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. null false
updated_after An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. null false
updated_before An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. null false
sort Sort results by an event field. preface with - to sort descending. When submitting a search query, use relevance to sort by match rank. To sort by metrics, use the syntax metrics.{metric_name} -created. false
type A type to filter results by. See the docs for more details on these. null false
provenance A provenance to filter results by. Choose from manual or recipe. null false
ids A comma-separated list of content item ids to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
sort_ids Whether or not use order of the above ids to sort the results by. Will override arguments passed to sort. false false
url A url to filter results by. null false
url_regex A regex to test on urls. null false
domain A domain to filter results by null false
author_ids A comma-separated list of ``author_ids``to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
impact_tag_ids A comma-separated list of impact_tag_ids to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
subject_tag_ids A comma-separated list of subject_tag_ids to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
levels A comma-separated list of Tag levels to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
categories A comma-separated list of Tag categories to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
recipe_ids A comma-separated list of recipe_ids to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
sous_chefs A comma-separated list of Sous Chef slugs to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
facets A comma-separated list of faceted counts to include in the response. Choose from subect_tags, events, levels, categories, sous_chefs, recipes, types, site_names, domains, authors, event_statuses impact_tags or all. null false
page The page number of the results. 1 false
per_page
The number of results to return
per page. Max is 100.
25 false
Returns

The Content Items search endpoint will always return helpful pagination information. Including

  • first - The first page of the response as a URL.
  • last - The last page of the response as a URL.
  • next - The next page of the response (unless the last page is returned) as a URL.
  • prev - The previous page of the response (unless the first page is returned) as a URL.
  • page - The current page number.
  • per_page - The number of results per page.
  • total - The total number of pages returned.
{
  "pagination": {
    "last": "http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events?org=1&apikey=key&page=5&provenance=recipe",
    "total_pages": 5,
    "next": "http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events?status=approved&org=1&apikey=key&page=2&provenance=recipe",
    "per_page": 25,
    "page": 1,
    "first": "http://localhost:5000/api/v1/events?status=approved&org=1&apikey=key&page=1&provenance=recipe"
  },
  "total": 104,
  "facets": {
    "tags": {
      ...
    },
    ...
  }
  "content_items": [
    ...
  ]
}
Examples

List content items or type article by most recently created.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&type\=article&sort=-created

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content search type=article sort=-created

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.search(type='article', sort='-created')

Search content items created manually.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&provenance\=manual\&q\=uqbar

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content search provenance=manual q=uqbar

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.search(provenance='manual', q='uqbar')

List content items that only have certain subject tags and have not been created by certain recipes.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&recipe_ids=-1\&subject_tag_ids=1,2,3

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content search recipe_ids=-1 tag_ids=1,2,3

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.search(recipe_ids='-1', tag_ids='1,2,3')

Sort content items by their number of Twitter Shares.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&sort=-metrics.twitter_shares

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content search sort=-metrics.twitter_shares

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.search(sort="-metrics.twitter_shares")

Facet content items by the tag levels of associated events:

PROTIP: If you just want facets, use per_page=1 to speed up the request.

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&per_page=1&facets=levels

Search Content Items and only return id and title:

PROTIP: when submitting a search query , upping the per_page limit, limiting the fields returned, and limiting the field to search on serves as an effective auto-complete endpoint.

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&q=foobar&fields=id,title&per_page=100&search=title

POST /content

Create an content item.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
``extract `` Use extract API to construct the content item. When true you only need to provide a url and type in the body of the request. All other fields provided will take precedence over extracted ones. false false
Body

A Content Item JSON object, but the only required field is title. You can also include the following special fields:

  • tag_ids - An array of tags to assign to this content item.
  • author_ids - An array of author ids to assign to this content item.
  • authors - An array of author names to assign to this content item. The API will attempt to reconcile these names with existing authors, if the author does not exist, the API will create one.

Provenance

Content items created by recipes (AKA: content items that pass a recipe_id to the method) will be assigned a provenance of recipe. All other content items are assumed to have been created manually and will be assigned a provenance of manual.

Meta Fields

All fields passed to this method that are not part of the Content Item JSON object will be inserted into the meta field.

Returns

A newly-created Content Item JSON object.

Examples

Via CuRL

$ curl --data "url=https://projects.propublica.org/killing-the-colorado/story/wasting-water-out-west-use-it-or-lose-it&type=article" \
  http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1\&extract=true

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content create \
    url="https://projects.propublica.org/killing-the-colorado/story/wasting-water-out-west-use-it-or-lose-it" \
    type=article
    extract=true

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.create(
    url="https://projects.propublica.org/killing-the-colorado/story/wasting-water-out-west-use-it-or-lose-it",
    type="article",
    extract=True
  )

GET /content/:content_item_id

Fetch an individual content item.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An Content Item JSON object with body, img_url, thumbnail, metrics always included.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content get id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.get(1)

PUT | PATCH /content/:content_item_id

Update an individual content item id.

NOTE
  • When passing in tag_ids this method will upsert pre-existing associations rather than replacing them.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Content Item JSON object.

Examples

Update a content item’s description.

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT -d "description=This is what this story was about in a gist" \
http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/1\?apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&org=1

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content update id=1 description='This is what this story was about in a gist'

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.update(1, description='This is what this story was about in a gist')

DELETE /content/:content_item_id

Delete a content item and all of it’s associate metrics.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns

Status: 204

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/1\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content delete id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.delete(1)

PUT /content/:content_item_id/tag/:tag_id

Add a subject tag to a content item.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Content Item JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL .. code-block:: bash

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/2/tags/15?org=1&apikey=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content add-tag id=2 tag_id=15

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.add_tag(2, 15)

DELETE /content/:content_item_id/tags/:tag_id

Remove a subject tag from a content item.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
Returns

An updated Event JSON object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X DELETE http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/2/tags/15\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content remove-tag id=2 tag_id=15

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.remove_tag(2, 15)

Content Timeseries Metrics

The content timeseries API allows you to query for all metrics that have been set with a content_level of timeseries. Please refer to the Metrics docs for details on how this works.

Content Timeseries JSON

All endpoints unless otherwise will return the following json schema. Note that all metrics will have been given the name specified in their accompying schema.

{
  "content_item_id": 1,
  "datetime": "2015-07-25T10:00:00+00:00",
  "facebook_comments": 47,
  "linkedin_shares": 90,
  "ga_avg_time_on_page": 0.28,
  "ga_total_time_on_page": 202,
  "reddit_upvotes": 40,
  ...
}

GET /content/timeseries

Query the entire content timeseries store for an organization. This endpoint enables you to query content items by their associated Tags, Events, and Authors. It also allows you to aggregate at a specified date unit as well as by datetime so as to enable quick construction of aggregate timeseries for a Tag, Author, Event, or even an entire organization.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
unit The datetime unit to aggreate metrics by. Choose from hour, day, month, or null to return full aggregations. Note that metrics will be aggregated according to their specified agg function. day false
sparse Do not fill in missing dates in the timeseries. If false, will set the value for missing v metrics to 0`. true false
group_by_id Whether to aggregate by content_item_id. If false, will return aggregate for all content items by the specified date unit true false
rm_nulls Whether to remove null metrics from the timeseries. false false
transform Apply a transformation to the timeseries. Currently the only transformation is cumulative. This will turn all metrics with an agg of sum into cumulative sums. false false
before An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. null false
after An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. 5 days ago false
author_ids A comma-separated list of ``author_ids``to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
impact_tag_ids A comma-separated list of impact_tag_ids to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
event_ids A comma-separated list of event_ids to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
ids A comma-separated list of content_item_ids to filter results by. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it. null false
select A comma-separated list of Metrics to include in the to response. If * will return all availabled metrics. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it.
false
Returns

An list of endpoint-content-timeseries-json objects.

Examples

Get the totals for three content items.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/timeseries\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&unit=null\&ids=1,2,3

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content list-timeseries unit=null ids=1,2,3

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.list_timeseries(unit='null', ids='1,2,3')

Get the hourly timeseries for all of an Author’s Content Items.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/timeseries\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&unit=hour\&authors_ids=1\&group_by_id=false

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content list-timeseries unit=hour author_ids=1 group_by_id=f

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.list_timeseries(unit='hour', author_ids='1', group_by_id=False)

Get the daily cumulative sums for an entire organization.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/timeseries\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY\&unit=day\&transform=cumulative&group_by_id=f

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content list-timeseries unit=day group_by_id=f transform=cumulative

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.list_timeseries(
  unit='day', group_by_id=False,
  transform='cumulative'
)

GET /content/:content_item_id/timeseries

Query timeseries metrics for a single content item.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
localize Return dates in the org’s specified timezone. If false dates will be returned in UTC. false false
unit The datetime unit to aggreate metrics by. Choose from hour, day, month, or null to return full aggregations. Note that metrics will be aggregated according to their specified agg function. hour false
sparse Do not fill in missing dates in the timeseries. If false, will set the value for missing v metrics to 0`. true false
group_by_id Whether to aggregate by content_item_id. If false, will return aggregate for all content items by the specified date unit true false
rm_nulls Whether to remove null metrics from the timeseries. false false
transform Apply a transformation to the timeseries. Currently the only transformation is cumulative. This will turn all metrics with an agg of sum into cumulative sums. false false
before An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. null false
after An ISO-8601 date to filter results by. 30 days ago false
select A comma-separated list of Metrics to include in the to response. If * will return all availabled metrics. Preface any element with ! or - to exclude it.
false
Returns

An list of endpoint-content-timeseries-json objects.

Example

Get an individual timeseries.

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/1/timeseries\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content get-timeseries id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.get_timeseries(1)

Content Summary Metrics

Utilities for rolling up content timeseries metrics.

PUT /content/summary

Refresh summaries of content timeseries metrics. These will show up in the Content Search API and when retrieving individual Content Items.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
since Refresh content items whose timeseries have been updated in the last X hours. 24 true
Returns
{
  "success": true,
}
Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/summary\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content refresh-summaries

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.refresh_summaries()

PUT /content/:content_item_id/summary

Refresh summaries of content timeseries metrics for an invidual content item. These will show up in the Content Search API and when retrieving individual Content Items.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns
{
  "success": true,
}
Example

Get an individual timeseries.

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/1/summary\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content refresh-summary id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.refresh_summary(1)

Comparisons

The Comparison API enables the summarization of the Summary metrics for various facets at various levels - content, orgs. These comparisons power the App’s article comparison view which allows a user to compare a metric for a single Content Item against the distribution of this Metrc for all Content Items or a particular subset of Content Items. See the Metric docs for more details on how these work.

Comparisons JSON

Unless otherwise indicated, all comparison endpoints wil return the following json schema. Here, comparisons are broken out into types with the name of the type being the top-level key. In the example below, the comparison type is all. Each element of the list represents an individual metrics. Fields prefaced by per signify the value of this metric at it’s Xth percentile. So, for the below example, you would interpret per_95 to mean “the 95th percentile of facebook_comments for this facet is 8824.7.

{
  "all" : [
    {
      "per_95": 8824.7,
      "per_2_5": 7492.3,
      "per_40": 8134.8,
      "per_70": 8486.2,
      "per_97_5": 8837.98,
      "per_90": 8672.4,
      "per_80": 8584.6,
      "per_30": 8055.4,
      "max": 8883,
      "metric": "facebook_comments",
      "min": 7438,
      "median": 8254,
      "per_60": 8387.8,
      "per_20": 7827.6,
      "per_5": 7524.35,
      "per_10": 7580.4,
      "mean": 8217.58
    },
    ...
  ]
}

In the case a comparison type returns multiple sub-facets, the structure will be as described below. In this case, you would interpret per_95 to mean “the 95th percentile of facebook_comments for the Content Items with a Subject Tag of ID 10 is 8540.5.

{
  "subject_tags" : {
      "10": [
        {
          "per_95": 8540.5,
          "per_2_5": 8119.25,
          "per_40": 8222,
          "per_70": 8422,
          "per_97_5": 8559.25,
          "per_90": 8503,
          "per_80": 8428,
          "per_30": 8217,
          "max": 8578,
          "metric": "facebook_comments",
          "min": 8106,
          "median": 8319,
          "per_60": 8416,
          "per_20": 8212,
          "per_5": 8132.5,
          "per_10": 8159,
          "mean": 8327
        },
        ...
      ]
  }
}

GET /content/comparisons

List all content comparison metrics.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
refresh Whether to refresh the cache false false
cache_details Return details about how long this comparison has been cached false false
Returns

A endpoint-comparisons-json object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/comparisons\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content list-comparisons

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.list_comparisons()

PUT /content/comparisons

Update all comparison metrics.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns
{
  "success": true,
}
Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/comparisons\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content refresh-summaries

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.refresh_summaries()

GET /content/comparisons/:comparison_type

Get just this comparison-type. Choose from:

  • all - Compare against all content items
  • type - Compare against each Content Item type
  • impact-tags - Compare against Content Items with specific Impact Tags.
  • subject-tags - Compare against Content Items with specific Subject Tags.
Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
refresh Whether to refresh the cache. false false
cache_details Return details about how long this comparison has been cached false false
Returns

A endpoint-comparisons-json object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/comparisons/impact-tags\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content get-comparison type=impact-tags

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.get_comparison(type='impact-tags')

PUT /content/comparisons/:comparison-type

Refresh just this comparison type.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
Returns
{
  "success": true,
}
Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/comparisons/impact-tags\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content refresh-comparison type=impact-tags

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.refresh_comparison(type='impact-tags')

Make Comparisons

This API utilizes the Comparison API to return percentile rankings of Content Items by each metric.

Make Comparisons JSON

This endpoint mirrors the structure of the Comparison API endpoints-comparisons-json. However, instead of a list of distributions for all metrics, it leverages these distributions to return percentile rankings for an individual Content Item by all of its metrics. Here, we would interpret facebook_comment as meaning, “this Content Item ranks in the 90% for facebook_comments versus all Content Items with a Subject Tag of 10

{
  "content_item_id": 1,
  "comparisons": {
    "subject_tags" : {
        "10": {
          "facebook_comments": 90,
          "ga_pageviews": 40,
          "twitter_shares": 10,
          ...
        },
        ...
    },
    ...
  }
}

GET /content/:content_item_id/comparisons

Compare this Content Item by all comparison-types.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
refresh Whether to refresh the underlying comparison cache. false false
Returns

A endpoint-make-comparisons-json object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/1/comparisons\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content make-comparisons id=1

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.make_comparisons(1)

GET /content/:content_item_id/comparisons/:comparison-type

Compare this Content Item by a particular comparison-type.

Params
Parameter Description Default Required
apikey Your apikey null true
org The organization’s id or slug you wish to access. null true
refresh Whether to refresh the underlying comparison cache. false false
Returns

A endpoint-make-comparisons-json object.

Example

Via CuRL

$ curl -X PUT http://localhost:5000/api/v1/content/1/comparisons/impact-tags\?org\=1\&apikey\=$NEWSLYNX_APIKEY

Via newslynx

$ newslynx api content make-comparison id=1 type=impact-tags

Via python

from newslynx.client import API

api = API()
api.content.make_comparison(1, type="impact-tags")

Bulk Creation

The Bulk Creation API API enables efficient upsert of new Metrics, Content Items, and Events. This endpoint is designed to help SousChefs effectively bring data into NewsLynx. All methods are executed within a Task queue and return references to the :ref: endpoints-jobs API.

Jobs

The Jobs API enables the monitoring of processes executed in the Task Queue.

Extract

The Extract API...

Compression

All endpoints can return responses with gzip compression so long as the Accept-Encoding header of the request is set to gzip.