REST API MGID for publishers

* Please note that all API requests must be performed via HTTPS.

Table of contents

  1. The main provisions of REST API
  2. Identification
  3. Mgid REST API answer
  4. Working with clients
    1. Getting the current client's token
  5. Working with widgets
    1. Custom reports


The main provisions of REST API

REST API allows you to integrate external applications with Mgid online  
advertising system.
API provides the ability to retrieve, add, and modify the data. Practically each  object in Mgid (whether it's a client, an advertising company, a teaser, etc.) can  be controlled by API. Mgid REST API Request is an HTTP request, which, with  the help of the ways in URL the object to perform the action is specified, and  with the help of parameters the necessary data is passed. Mgid API is a "RESTful  Web API". The API uses the following REST commands:

The query parameters are case sensitive.

These commands correspond to certain actions within the Mgid system. Get an item or a collection of items (for example, a list of advertising campaigns):    

Command Action Description
POST Create Creates a new element (eg, a teaser)
GET Get (read)    Retrieve an element or a collection of elements
PUT Update Recreate an existing element or a collection of elements
PATCH Change Change certain properties of an element
DELETE Delete Delete an item or collection of items (eg, move a teaser to recycle bin)
Important! POST and PUT are not interchangeable. Each of the commands fulfills its specific function.

In general, the query looks like this:



For identification the Mgid REST API uses a unique token consisting of 32 characters which is passed in client’s request Authorization header. To obtain a valid token client should use a special API function.

Every request sent to the Mgid REST API must contain the API token


Mgid REST API answer

In response to a request to the REST API server always returns the HTTP response with a status code , depending on the result of the query.

Answer code Description
200 OK The query has been successfully
400 Bad Request Syntax error
404 Not Found Item or page not found

Format of the returned data

The returned data can be formatted as JSON, or XML.  The default format is JSON. The request header is used to specify the format in which the data is  
returned. The client sends an Accept header, which indicates desired response format:  
Accept: application / xml  
Accept: application / json

A description of the response format is sent in the response header Content Type. The data returned is the answer is a JSON string, which generally looks as follows:  


  . . . .  

If an error has occurred during the execution of the query   the description corresponding to the error is returned, such as:

{ "errors": [ "[_error_description_]" ] }


Working with clients


Getting the current client's token

Method URL

Transferred parameters:

Parameter Value
email E-mail of the client, specified at registration in Mgid system
password The password of the client received during registration in Mgid system

Returns an answer:


_current_token_  is used to identify the client;  
_token_for_refresh_ will be used in future versions to update an overdue current token.


Working with widgets


Custom reports

Method GET

Accept: application/json

Authorization: Bearer {token}

Transfered parameters (required parameters are marked with asterisk *):

Parameter Value

Interval of time you need to get a statistics. Valid values:

  • interval - if selected, must be specified startDate/endDate in format yyyy-mm-dd
  • all
  • thisWeek
  • lastWeek
  • thisMonth
  • lastMonth
  • lastSeven
  • today
  • yesterday
  • last30Days

In addition, you can transfer the hour intervals:

  • startHour - start hour 0-23
  • endHour - end hour 0-23
siteId* Client's site ID

list of fields to group. It can take multiple values separated by a comma. Valid values are:

  • date
  • widgetId
  • deviceType
  • subId
  • countryIso
  • widgetName
  • domain

list of fields for extracting indicators. It can take multiple values separated by a comma. Valid values are:

  • shows [deprecated]
  • realShows [deprecated]
  • pageViews [deprecated]
  • adRequests
  • impressions
  • visibilityRate
  • clicks
  • wages
  • cpm
  • vCpm [deprecated]
  • eCpm
  • cpc
  • ctr
page page number with statistics
perPage records number per page. Default 1000, maximum 100 000, minimum 1
widgetId composite widget ID 
deviceType device type (desktop, tablet, mobile)
countryIso country code (alpha2)
sortBy sort by field (can take one of the transmitted values dimensions or metrics), if not passed, sorts by the first parameter from dimensions
sortMethod direction of sorting (asc, desc), if not sent then applied ASC direction
timeZone Timeshift of statistics. Available list of timeZones here ( TZ ). If the parameter not passed timeZone will be set to America/Los_Angeles