The first users can now log in to dev.xing.com with their XING login credentials and access all the information and documentation they need to get started with the API as well as a personal dashboard allowing them to create and manage apps.
Developers receive a separate test key for each application they want to develop. If they then want to publish an app, they can apply for a key that provides access to the productive system. This particular key only contains the access rights actually required for the scope of the app itself and is activated by two PINs – one sent by email, the other sent by mail.
One of the developer portal’s highlights is the API Explorer, which allows developers to test API calls and provides them with a better understanding of how the XING API works.
What is the XING API?
If you’re still not sure what the XING API is all about, don’t worry as we’ve put together a short video where XING staff explain the basics (sorry, the video is only available in German).