A sandbox environment will be utilized for the purposes of integration testing with partners. The sandbox environment is a code replica of the Skipcart live platform and therefore integration testing will serve as a full certification prior to go-live.
Endpoints & Logins
Base API Endpoint: https://stageapi.skipcart.com/V1api/
Admin Portal Endpoint: https://stage.skipcart.com
Each partner will be issued 2 separate sets of credentials to access the API Interface & Admin Portal respectively. The Admin Portal offers the ability to manually create new orders along with other features.
AppTokens & UserTokens
Each partner interfacing with Skipcart APIs is required to be provisioned with a unique partner AppToken. Once provisioned the AppToken does not change. The AppToken is a required field in each Skipcart API request header. Below is a sample AppToken.
In addition to the AppToken, there is also a UserToken. Unlike the AppToken, which is a unique partner identifier, UserTokens are a security mechanism which are generated and retrieved daily from the Authentication API.
UserTokens are valid for a period of 24 hours, after which they will not work. It is not necessary to authenticate before every API call - the UserToken can be used in subsequent calls until the point it expires.
UserTokens do not need to be retrieved prior to each API call - they are generated and retrieved daily from the Authentication API