What is an API/REST API?
An “API” is an Application Programming Interface and it is a means of allowing one computer program to talk to another computer program securely. A “REST” API is a common form of API that communicates using web standards and are often the basis for web interfaces. Mediasite includes an open REST API command set that you can use to expand your Mediasite Video Platform in a variety of ways.
Some common uses for the Mediasite API are:
- Generating playback tickets to securely allow playback of Mediasite content in other websites (custom LMS integration, PPV, etc).
- Creating Mediasite schedules programmatically from an existing room scheduling system.
- Managing Mediasite content and or tracking Mediasite reporting data in an external system.