Our REST API is a comprehensive set of APIs to connect to PactSafe for things like creating or versioning contracts, updating user information, sending contracts manually, and more.
Our entire user interface is built on top of our REST API, so any function besides the simple
send calls of our Activity API will require our REST API.
Here are some examples for when you'd want to use our API:
- You need to retrieve the content of a Contract stored in PactSafe.
- You want to send a Contract to an individual for electronic signature.
- You want to retrieve or update metadata about a contract like tags, name, or description.
- You want to update a user's login details.
- You want to retrieve detailed activity for a signer.
Check out our REST API docs for more information. There are a lot of amazing resources to help you get started–including sample code, the API explorer, and more.
Who is PactSafe? PactSafe is a secure contract management platform, the world's fastest electronic signature, and contract analytics solution for business contracts, web and mobile apps, and other contracts that are executed online with your customers. The Vault Developer Tooklit provides you tools to plug in to your websites or mobile apps to help your business unify signatures across all your contracts.
The rest API exposes CRUD operations on all of the core PactSafe resources. We follow conventional RESt methods and protocols using
PATCH (update), and
All data is sent and received as JSON, and all requests require an OAuth Access Token for authorization. An OAuth Access Token can be created for your user by creating one in your account.
The endpoint for the PactSafe API is https://api.pactsafe.com. The current version of the API is 1.1
There are several objects with important relationships core to the PactSafe system to think about as you're integrating your app. Here are some basic concepts that will introduce you to how the system works.
contractis a first party object and houses basic metadata like
description, and more.
versionthat are drafted and published (all of which can be done either in our interface or via the REST API.
contracthas both a
published_versionobject attached to it to keep track of new versions that are still in draft.
signeris someone who is actually signing a
contracteither inside a clickwrap or through a signature
- You can create a
request(for signature) between one or many
contractcan have many
revision(s) within a
There are many other facets to the system that are important to know when it comes to our system architecture as you become more familiar with the system:
accountcan have many
site(s) which act as a sub-tenant within your environment. One
siteis your default, which controls how a
contractcan be shared across an
usercan have access to one
accountor many, one
- Want to limit the number of results on your
GETrequest? simply add
?per_page=5to define your own pages. Default is 25 per page.
- For pagination add
- You can expand the data you return on any
GETcall by adding
?expand=<field_name>,<field_name>where `<field_name> is the name of any top-level property on the object you are calling.
- To filter your API requests, there's a simple parameter
filteryou can append to your call with the field name and value.
- Filtering example:
/agreements?filter=classification==privacy_policy and published==truewill return a filtered set of agreements. Note Please URL encode your requests for reliable responses!
- Filtering dates can be done with
<and the date format
YYYY-MM-DD. Times are filtered against GMT.
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