Last Modified October 7, 2021

Dynamic Credits Query

  1. API Request
  2. API Response
  3. Request Examples
  4. Response Examples


Use the Credits Query API to receive the current status of the Credits for a given License Code and/or Buyer Email.

The API will return an array of all the Credits for the specified <target> (LICENSE, EMAIL, or ALL)

HTTP Verb Element Syntax
GET URL<productId>/<licenseId>

Return the <Count> of each Credit type associated with the <Target>

Possible Targets:

  • LICENSE - applies to credits associated with the License Code
  • EMAIL - applies to credits associated with the Buyer Email of this License Code
  • ALL - applies to credits associated with both the License Code and the Buyer Email.

You must provide the End User IP Address in the body of the Request.

The IP Address is used to protect your implementation and this API from abuse and is only used to manage the IP Lockout feature of this API. The IP Lockout will be triggered after multiple invalid attempts in a given period, and a set cooling period will be enacted. Both are system-wide settings.


Parameter Type Value Required Default
<productId> string the DNA ProductID Yes  
<licenseId> string the License Activation Code Yes  
<target> string LICENSE  or  EMAIL  or  ALL Yes  
<userIp> string the User's IP Address, for protection against end-user abuse Yes  
<Test> bool if true, this is a Test Event No false
<SendDnaEmail> bool if true, software_DNA will send Custom Emails to the old and new Email addresses to notify User of the change to the License Email No true

The Credits Query API returns the updated status of the Credits in JSON format:

        "Target": "<target1>",
        "Name": "<creditName1>",
        "Count": "<count1>"
        "Target": "<target2>",
        "Name": "<creditName2>",
        "Count": "<count2>"


API Response

Success HTTP Status Code Description
200 OK Credits Status JSON string is returned in Response
Error HTTP Status Code Description
400 Bad Request one of the parameters was invalid or missing - check error message in Response for details
401 Unauthorized Basic Authentication failed - verify that you are using the correct <clientId> and <apiKey> information in the Basic Authentication Header
403 Forbidden The <Target> did not have sufficient Credits
404 Not Found The <productId> and/or the <licenseId> was not found
429 Too Many Requests You have exceeded the allowed maximum of API Requests in the period - check "X-RateLimit-Reset" for the number of seconds remaining before reset
500 Internal Error An error occured on the DNA Server - try again later. Tech Support has been notified


Examples of API Requests

GET Credits Query example - returns status of the Credits

curl -v -X GET<productId>/TEST12345
-H "Accept: application/json"
-u "<clientId>:<API Key>"
-d ’{"Target":"LICENSE","UserIp":""}’


Example of API Response with Credits Query

        "Target": "LICENSE",
        "Name": "Reports",
        "Count": 5
        "Target": "EMAIL",
        "Name": "Reports",
        "Count": 2


Example of API Error Response

  "Message": "Invalid ProductId format"