Sample PHP Script: Generate Signature

This code shows an example of how to generate a signature for API requests. The $token, $username, and data parameter array values must be passed to the script.


# Used in creating hashes for Angelfish API requests.
$token = 'TOKEN';

# The Angelfish user account name.
$username = 'USERNAME';

# Create a hash that contains ALL parameters needed for the request.
$to_sign = array(
'dimensions' => 'source',
'metrics' => 'visits',
'ids' => '1234'

# Add the Angelfish user account that's requesting the data to the data we send for the request.
$to_sign['username'] = $username;

# Sign the data and attach the signature to the POST content
$post_request_data['signature'] = SignData($to_sign, $token);

# Now use $post_request_data in your request...
echo $post_request_data['signature'];

# Signs the given data with the specified token and returns the hash.
function SignData($data, $token) {

 # Sort the data array by key...

  # And then flatten it into a string to use in the signing process.
  foreach ($data as $key => $value) {
  $to_sign .= $key . "=" . $value;

  # Return the hash for the flattened, stringified data.
  return rtrim(base64_encode(hash_hmac('md5', $to_sign, $token, true)), "=");

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