Application Programming Interface (API) Overview

The Protected FSS Earth Station API allows SAS administrators the ability to download FSS Earth Station Antenna Registration System data as directed by the FCC. This API allows properly authenticated Restful API calls to return JSON data to SAS administrators and other developers who reside outside of the FCC network.

Authentication

The FSS API uses basic authentication (username and password) to validate users. These credentials are stored and maintained by the FCC Registration – Commission Registration System (CORES). To create the credentials in the FCC User Registration System select 'create an account' under 'Register with the FCC.' Once you register in CORES you can then follow the basic authentication standard. This requires a header to be included with each request in the format of:

Key: Authorization
Value: Basic xxxxxxxxxx

Authorization=Basic xxxxxxxxxx

The xxxxxxxxxx represents a Base64-encoded string representing your credentials from CORES in the format:
email:password


Current Versions
FSS API Version 1.0

Authentication

The FSS API uses basic authentication (username and password) to validate users. These credentials are stored and maintained by the FCC Registration – Commission Registration System (CORES). Once you register in CORES you can then follow the basic authentication standard. This requires a header to be included with each request in the format of:

Key: Authorization
Value: Basic xxxxxxxxxx

Authorization=Basic xxxxxxxxxx

The xxxxxxxxxx represents a Base64-encoded string representing your credentials from CORES in the format:
email:password

Available API Endpoints

Listing of the currently available API URLs for the FSS Protected Earth Station API.

FSS Earth Station Antenna Site Data

  • All Antenna Sites (allsitedata)
  • Antenna Sites Related to a Call Sign (relatedregistrations)
  • Single Antenna Site (antennasite)
  • Antenna Site Attachments (attachments)

FSS Call Sign Data

  • All Call Sign Data (allcallsigndata)
  • Single Call Sign Data (callsign)

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Updated: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017