Administration Web Service (Optional)

Introduction

The Administration Web service enables customers to handle many aspects of account and users’ management programmatically.  Integrate your application with our easy to use Postal API.

Overview – basic terms

In the PostalMethods service, there are two main entities, with parent-child relationships:

  • Account
  • User (Child of Account; limited)

Account

An Account is the administrative and paying entity. It holds billing and payment information, as well as the balance available for sending mail. Each Account can have one or more Users.

Accounts may be added manually by PostalMethods staff, or by registering online for service. They cannot be added through these administration methods.

User

A User is an operational entity. It is identified by a username and a password for the Control Panel and API key for Web Service requests.

One important property of the User is its permissions. A user with Administrator permissions has certain privileges in the scope of the Account and its users, e.g. can view other users’ activity and can manage billing details.

Service Access Points

The PostalMethods Web Service is versioned. Published methods are kept unchanged. When developing, it is highly recommended that a versioned URI is used to insure that the same version of the Web Service is used.

The PostalMethods Administration Web Service WSDL may be accessed at the following endpoints:

Access by XML SOAP

SSL over HTTP, port 443
Reroute to the current version: https://api.postalmethods.com/AdminTools.asmx?WSDL
Direct URI of the current version: https://api.postalmethods.com/2009-09-09/AdminTools.asmx?WSDL

Access by HTTP POST

SSL over HTTP, port 443
Reroute to the current version: https://api.postalmethods.com/AdminTools.asmx
Direct URI of the current version: https://api.postalmethods.com/2009-09-09/AdminTools.asmx

Unencrypted access the Web Service, over port 80 is available but not recommended. Use “http” instead of “https” in the above URIs.

Click here to access the SOAP Method Reference

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