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Thinglink API#

Our API gives developers a programmatic access to many of the features of the Thinglink platform. Enjoy!

The documentation is hosted at http://docs.thinglink.apiary.io/ for extra coolness.


If you just want to have a really simple way to embed Thinglink images, use our OEmbed API. We support OEmbed discovery, which means that every page which is embeddable, you can look for the <link rel="alternate" type="application/json+oembed"> element.

For example, page at


defines it's OEmbed endpoint as

   <link rel="alternate" type="application/json+oembed"
          title="Thinglink Scene oEmbed" />

Back to Developer pages.


For external authentication, we also support SAML 2.0. In order to enable SAML, please contact support@thinglink.com. We will need the following from you:

  • The SAML certificate
  • Your SSO URL