May 17, 2019

Since its creation, concrete5 has been a CMS that makes it easy to put data into it, and display that data on a website, or work with it programmatically in some way. But the website that you edit in concrete5 is tightly coupled to that data; it's not simple or standardized to get data out of concrete5 in realtime and display it on another website or javascript application. You can always write your own custom code to do this, but making sure that custom code is secure to industry standards and keeps up with concrete5 development is no small task. As of version 8.5, concrete5 has the beginnings of a REST API built into the core, with support for OAuth2 for authentication and open ID connect for identity verification. These are industry standards.

Read on to learn how to enable the concrete5 API, perform operations on it, and more.

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