Using the Thinkific API

The Thinkific APIs allow developers to extend Thinkific's functionality in a variety of different ways by accessing site data.

AuthorizationLink

The API has been designed for two primary use cases, each of which has a different recommended method of authorization:

Private AppsLink

Advanced course creators that are looking to build their own private solutions and extensions on top of Thinkific should use Private Apps. The recommended authorization method to begin building private apps is to use the API Key and Subdomain that are provided on your Thinkific Site.

Note: When using this authorization, course creators must be on a Paid Thinkific plan (Pro + Growth, Premier or Plus)

Learn how to authorize using API Key

Public AppsLink

Public Apps are built with the intention of being distributed and installed on many Thinkific Sites.

The recommended authorization method to build Public Apps is use our Authorization Code flow. Authorizing using our Authorization Code Flow requires that you first create a Thinkific Partner Account and register an App to access your credentials.

Note: When using this authorization, course creators must be on a Paid Thinkific plan (Basic, Pro + Growth, Premier or Plus)

Learn how to use the Authorization Code flow

Cross Origin RequestsLink

Cross origin requests are supported, although it should be noted that making calls to the the API using client-side javascript is insecure as API keys can easily be discovered. We recommend using your server as a proxy to make calls to the Thinkific API to ensure that you do not expose your API key.