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Software Licensing API – Example using Perl

This document is a subset of the
Software Licensing API document which lists all features available via the API. The following is example code showcasing how to implement those features with Perl.


use strict;
use warnings;

use LWP::UserAgent;
use CGI;

my $edd_action = 'check_license'; # Valid actions are activate_license, deactivate_license, get_version, check_license
my $license    = '';
my $item_name  = '';
my $url        = ''; # If you have disabled URL checking in the settings, you do not need this value

my $api = '';

my $ua       = LWP::UserAgent->new();
my $response = $ua->post( $api, { 'edd_action' => $edd_action, 'license' => $license, 'item_name' => $item_name, 'url' => $url } );
my $content  = $response->decoded_content();

my $cgi = CGI->new();
# This prints the resposne from the API, you'll need to validate the data from there using the
# HTTP status headers and the `success` response from the API
print $content;


A response to the above query would be a JSON formatted string that would look something like this:

	"license": "valid",
	"item_name": "EDD Product name",
	"expires": "2014-10-23 00:00:00",
	"payment_id": 54224,
	"customer_name": "John Doe",
	"customer_email": ""