Access the GovTribe API

Get access to GovTribe’s API in just a few simple steps

The GovTribe API is available on paid GovTribe accounts only and priced separately from a GovTribe Subscription.

Access to the API is controlled via OAuth Access Tokens. If you're not familiar with how they work, take a moment to read up on them. Access the API's full documentation here.

Access the GovTribe API

To access the GovTribe API:

Step 1. In the Administration Menu in the upper right corner, select Developer Portal.

Step 2. Click the Contact us link in the API Access Tokens section to send GovTribe an email with your request.

Step 3. GovTribe will respond with an email containing your API token.

Note that we use OAuth Access Tokens to control access to the GovTribe API. You should send this token with each request your application makes to the GovTribe API.

Step 4. Copy the token code provided in the email, then click OK.

IMPORTANT: Keep a record of the token; you'll only be able to see it once.

Step 5. In the GovTribe API documentation online, click the green Authorize button to link the Documentation's API Console to your new token. (It’s on the right side, a little way down the page.)

Step 6. In the pop-over window, paste the token into the Value field, then click Close.

The Authorize button should now display a closed padlock icon, meaning it’s ready to use.

Test a Request

Step 1. Access the GovTribe API Documentation. The first one listed in the documentation is "Get a list of Federal Agencies Resources":

Step 2. Click Try It Out to see the request and response:

Need Help? Find a Bug?

Questions? @govtribe or Bugs? GovTribe/api