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To get started using the Advanced API, just follow these simple steps!

Get your API key and download a library

You'll need an API key and secret (also known as a Consumer key and Consumer secret in OAuth-speak) for each application you create. To create a key, you'll need to supply us with some basic information about your application. Don't worry if you're not sure about all of the information, you can always edit it later.

Register a new application
See the downloads page

Authenticate the user

In order to access private data, or edit data on Vimeo, you'll need to authenticate a user. Vimeo uses the OAuth specification. Your application will direct the user to a page on Vimeo where they will decide whether to authorize your application. If they authorize, they'll be redirected back to your application.

See the authentication documentation

Make API calls to Vimeo

Once the user has given permission, you can call the Vimeo API on behalf of the user. You can access all of their videos, edit videos, and upload videos (if approved).

See the Advanced API method list

Further Steps:

Follow our API update feeds

Follow our API Status Blog or our Twitter to keep up-to-date with changes in the API.

Check out the API forums

The API Forums are the primary place to look for help with the API. Chances are, if you're having trouble with something, someone else has already had that issue.