Overview

The IPRental API (Application Programming Interface) allows software programs to access the IPRental network and take advantage of an enormous set of IP addresses that can be changed rapidly.  Each Ultimate account is supplied with an Ultimate Key Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) which works in conjunction with your standard IPRental password.

After successful implementation, users of your application (the "User") will be required to provide an Ultimate Key, Username and Password in order to authenticate an IP lease. Statistical data relating to the account will be tracked and may be accessed by you (the "API license holder") and or your User. To access our API 3.0 you will need an Ultimate Account subscription which runs 300 USD per month.

Table of Contents

  • Technical Specifications
  • Billing & Account Requirements
  • Supported Languages
  • Examples & Source
  • Copyrights, Licenses, Etc.
  • Feedback

Technical Specifications

Our API communicates as a Web service using SOAP (Simple Application Object Protocol). Since SOAP is one of the most widely accepted communication protocols, we use it to ensure that our servers can always communicate with your client. While other methods may be available, very few offer the same benefits as SOAP, especially the ability to easily jump through firewalls.

 

Our SOAP API is constructed to support WSDL (Web Services Description Language) presented in an XML file format. The abstract definition of ports and messages are separated from their concrete use or instance, allowing the re-use of these definitions. A port is defined by associating a network address with a reusable binding, and a collection of ports defines a service. Messages are abstract descriptions of the data being exchanged, and port types are abstract collections of supported operations. The concrete protocol and data format specifications for a particular port type constitutes a reusable binding, where the operations and messages are then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format. In this way, WSDL describes the public interface to the web service.

We offer a secure medium of HTTP communication through HTTP's own SSL. All requests cycling toward our WSDL specification will be found through our secure server [sercure.iprental.com].

IPRental API WSDL can be found at the following address: https://secure.iprental.com/protocols/4.0/public_api.php?wsdl

Billing & Account Requirements

Anyone can download the API and experiment with it, but to actually pull IP addresses from the IPRental network you will need an IPRental Ultimate membership, which runs 300 USD per month. Each Ultimate account will yield up to 2000 IPs in a 24 hour period; if you need more IPs you simply purchase more Ultimate membership accounts.

The license to use the API is offered to you on the basis of adherence to our Terms of Service set forth in our End User License Agreement which can be found here: https://secure.iprental.com/eula/

Your license only grants access to Users, and the IPRental Terms of Service must be accepted by each individual User.

Supported Languages

SOAP (Simple Application Object Protocol) is language independent, which means it can be run in any language that supports TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) communications, which nearly all popular languages support. We currently provide support as well as examples in the following languages: c#, Java and PHP. In the near future we will be providing more examples in more languages.

Examples & Sources

You may download the API-Example(s) with the links provided below:

Language Download Link Size
c# .NET 4.0 zip: publicApi-csharp-example.zip 73 kb
Java 1.6 zip: publicApi-java-example.zip 18.8 mb
PHP 5.x gzip: publicApi-php-example.tar.gz 3 kb
Python 2.6~2.7 gzip: publicApi-python-example.tar.gz 1 kb

 

Copyrights, Licenses, Etc.

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