Welcome to the Production API

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | 12:00 PM

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A few months ago we introduced the new DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) API to enable publishers and third-parties to customize and extend how they use DFP. The API comes in two flavors: sandbox and production environments. When we initially released the API, all developers could use the the sandbox environment to to test their code without affecting their live ads.

Today, we're excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for production API access. The production environment represents the data you see in your DFP account, and allows access and changes to your live data.

To request access to the production API environment, please complete this form. After filling out the form, you will be contacted regarding your eligibility to participate.

We recommend you review the differences between production and sandbox access before you apply:

  • Sandbox accounts were all created as DoubleClick for Publishers premium solution networks, regardless of which edition of DFP you actually use. If you are a DFP Small Business publisher, there will be a few differences when using the API on your live account. More information can be found on our account types page.

  • Inventory is structured differently between DFP Small Business accounts and premium solution DFP accounts. We’ve launched the new NetworkService to help developers work with both types of accounts. You’ll find the CreateAdUnits example and the GetInventoryTree example especially useful while learning about the differences.

Over the last 6 months, we’ve gathered tremendous feedback from the developer community and we hope you will keep it coming. You’ll also notice that we’ve reorganized our API documentation to make it easier to navigate. We are committed to answering all questions about the API, especially on our forum, and look forward to seeing what you develop!


-- Adam Rogal and the DFP API Team