Introducing SlideShare API Explorer

November 19, 2012

This post originally appeared on SlideShare's engineering blog.

We know that at times it becomes difficult for you to keep up with our API documentation, which results in failed attempts at testing out an end point, and in turn results in loss of productivity. To solve this issue, we created SlideShare API Explorer, which helps you get started with our API, and makes it super easy to test out an API endpoint.

Just follow the simple steps below:

1. Apply for an API key (requires a user account)- You'll get the API credentials on your registered email address.
2. Go to and fill in your credentials which you have received in the email.

Fill in your API Credentials

3. Now select an endpoint to test, fill in test parameters and click on 'try it'. It will query our endpoint and show the generated query string, response headers and response body.

We are constantly working on making the API development workflow a seamless experience for you, and would love to hear your feedback/suggestions on this, feel free to share your comments below.