/get_share_count

Returns the number of a times a given URL has been shared.

Accepted Content-types

  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • multipart/form-data

This endpoint includes the following methods:

  • POST

POST

Authentication

This endpoint supports Basic authentication. To create an authentication string, combine your API client ID, a colon (:), and your client secret into a single value. For example, if your client ID is abcdefg and your client secret is hijklmnop, that value would look like this:

abcdefg:hijklmnop

Next, take the string and base64 encode it.

For example, on a Mac, you can base encode the string using this command:

echo -n "abcdefg:hijklmnop" | base64

If you’re running Microsoft Windows, you can encode the string by using a Windows PowerShell command similar to this:

[Convert]::ToBase64String([System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8.GetBytes("abcdefg:hijklmn"))

The resulting value (e.g., YWJjZGVmZzpoaWprbG1ub3A=) should be used in your authentication header.

If you are making API calls using Postman, select Basic Auth as your identification type, then use the client ID as the username and the client secret as the password.

Make sure that your API client has the all the permissions (for example, the right to read user profile information) needed to complete the API call.

Base URL

The base URL for this endpoint is your application domain followed by /api/v2; for example:

https://educationcenter.rpxnow.com/api/v2

You can find your application domain in the Social Login (Engage Dashboard) on the Settings page:

Example Request


curl -X POST \
    --data-urlencode apiKey=1234567891234567891234567891234567891234\
    --data-urlencode url=http://example.com/pinboard\
    https://janrain-docs.rpxnow.com/api/v2/get_share_count

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Required Description
apiKey string Yes Social Login API key. This key can be found on the Janrain Dashboard.
 
callback string When present, data is returned using the JSONP (JSON with Padding) format.
 
provider string Identity provider. When present, the API call returns a share count for the specified provider.
 
url string URL that was shared.