This API guide is for Equinix customers who are building a custom web application or a service utilizing Equinix APIs and platform services.
Click on Contact Us or Email email@example.com if you are interested in:
Requesting Equinix Developer Portal access
Receiving permissions for the Product APIs (Cloud Exchange, Equinix Customer Portal, IBX SmartView) you want to use
Trying a demo of the Equinix APIs
If your company is an Equinix customer, email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify for production access. Until then, please feel free to use the Playground feature.
Use this guide to:
Learn about our Equinix APIs & Developer Onboarding Steps
Create an app on the Equinix Developer Platform
Access the API catalog
Our APIs allow you to develop and integrate Equinix platform features into your applications. Developers can use our APIs to program functionality features from ECX Fabric™, Equinix Customer Portal, and IBX SmartView platforms. Learn more by going to the API Catalog page on the Equinix Developer Portal.
Access the Developer Portal
Equinix has two way of integrating APIs:
Playground environment, https://developer.equinix.com/playground
Production environment, https://developer.equinix.com/
To gain Developer Portal credentials or to check on the status of your credentials, please contact email@example.com.
Environments: Playground and Production
Our Playground environment allows you to test drive your code in a mock environment. Note that this is a pure mock response based out of Swagger response data.
Our Production environment provides real-time data and instances for your app.
You can start in either environment, but if you want to migrate from Playground environment to our Production environment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create an App
To get your API key, you must have an app created in the development environment.
To create an app:
Go to the My Apps section of the portal
Use the Add a new App button
You will be prompted to complete an Add App form after you use the new App button.
To use the Add App form:
Fill out the App Name
Choose what Product APIs you want to associate to the app
Use the Create App button to finish
You should now have an app listed in the My Apps section.
Access the API Keys
To access the API keys, go to any app you have listed in the My Apps section of the portal.
Open the app by clicking on the app name.
The Client ID (listed as Consumer Key) is the first field underneath the app name
The Client Secret (listed as Consumer Secret) is the second field underneath the app name. The Client Secret is your authentication key
You must have both the Client ID and the Client Secret to use the APIs.
Email email@example.com with further questions or support needs.