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[Feature][OBS][API] Advertisement API

Postby xzbackup » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:50 am

Platform : All
OS Version : All
Product : OBS
Product Version : ANY
Descriptions : Ability to list/create/edit AdGroups and list/create/edit Advertisements associated with that AdGroups. Also the ability to gather the same stats displayed on the Advertisement configuration page in OBS.
Resaons : Since we can manage nearly EVERY part of the OBS from a remote server using the API it would be nice to be able to do this with the Advertisements/AdGroups
Workaround : N/A
Related Topics : API
Keywords : Advertisement AdGroup API

I think it would be awesome to offer our resellers the ability to have their own AdGroup in which they can place their own advertisements. This is not in relation to the supposed 'reseller' support that 5.5.4 or 6.0 says it will provide. We have our own end-user/reseller/superuser front-end to the AhsayOBS and it would be nice to manipulate the Advertisements/AdGroups without editing the acb-config.xml file directly or using CURL to impersonate the SYSTEM user behind the scenes to perform these operations.

Due to the way the API operates (using file_get_contents) passing binary data using that function may become an issue. I can easily see us working around this problem by allowing us to specify filenames of the Advertisement content (128375981928.gif or 128371988971.swf) on the local disk or a url to the file which is then downloaded. (eg through our frontend we receive the gif or swf and copy/scp/ftp/host it to the AhsayOBS's local system/ads directory with a unique name/url. Then specifying the unique name/url in the API call, instead of binary data)
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Re: [Feature][OBS][API] Advertisement API

Postby Kevinc » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:29 pm

xzbackup wrote:Platform : All
OS Version : All
Product : OBS
Product Version : ANY
Descriptions : Ability to list/create/edit AdGroups and list/create/edit Advertisements associated with that AdGroups. Also the ability to gather the same stats displayed on the Advertisement configuration page in OBS.
Resaons : Since we can manage nearly EVERY part of the OBS from a remote server using the API it would be nice to be able to do this with the Advertisements/AdGroups
Workaround : N/A
Related Topics : API
Keywords : Advertisement AdGroup API

I think it would be awesome to offer our resellers the ability to have their own AdGroup in which they can place their own advertisements. This is not in relation to the supposed 'reseller' support that 5.5.4 or 6.0 says it will provide. We have our own end-user/reseller/superuser front-end to the AhsayOBS and it would be nice to manipulate the Advertisements/AdGroups without editing the acb-config.xml file directly or using CURL to impersonate the SYSTEM user behind the scenes to perform these operations.

Due to the way the API operates (using file_get_contents) passing binary data using that function may become an issue. I can easily see us working around this problem by allowing us to specify filenames of the Advertisement content (128375981928.gif or 128371988971.swf) on the local disk or a url to the file which is then downloaded. (eg through our frontend we receive the gif or swf and copy/scp/ftp/host it to the AhsayOBS's local system/ads directory with a unique name/url. Then specifying the unique name/url in the API call, instead of binary data)


Thanks for your suggestion; this enhancement request is put in the queue.
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