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MinistryPlatform implements a series of industry standards to make Application Development as easy as possible.

OAuth 2.0

Note: References to the /ministryplatform/oauth/ will no longer be supported after access to the Legacy version of the Platform is removed. This may be a breaking change, so if you have custom development that references this value, be sure to replace it before saying goodbye to legacy. See OAuth 2.0 for the new discovery URL.

Open Authorization (OAuth) is an industry for token-based authorization on the internet. MinistryPlatform supports several OAuth 2.0 workflows and also serves as a Security Token Service (STS) provider. This is the framework that allows access to the Platform or API via credentials.

MinistryPlatform is also a client and can support other token providers, like Facebook or Google.

For more information, see External Login Authentication and API & Identity Pages.

Rest API

Representational State Transfer (REST) is an architectural style that defines a set of constraints used for creating web services emphasizing interactivity between computer systems on the internet. It uses textual representations of wed resources, a uniform, and predefined set of stateless operations to achieve interactivity.

MinistryPlatform supports a full-featured REST API for CRUD operations and exposure of other resources and features. This API closely mirrors data structure in the platform for development purposes.

For more information, see Extending the Platform.


Swagger is an open-source software framework backed by tools that help developers design, build, document, and consume RESTful Web services built on the OpenAPI Specification. The Swagger UI framework allows both developers and non-developers to interact directly with live data using a UI that gives insight into how the API responds to parameters and options. MinistryPlatform exposes a built-in Swagger interface for interacting with the REST API.

API Wrapper

We support an API Wrapper for development in the dotnet ecosystem. The wrapper uses Client Credentials workflow, hiding all of the OAuth details and provides methods for easily interacting with the data by abstracting the REST API.

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