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Stack Exchange API Integrations

Build and run workflows using the Stack Exchange API. Use 1000s of source-available triggers and actions across 1000+ apps. Or write custom code to integrate any app or API in seconds.

Overview

The Stack Exchange API offers an extensive range of tools for developers who want to access content from the Stack Exchange network. With the API, developers can build a variety of applications and services to leverage the full power of the Stack Exchange platform. Here are some examples of applications you can create using the Stack Exchange API:

  • Real-time monitoring and analytics for your Stack Exchange account or for content posted by other users.
  • A tool to search Stack Exchange questions and retrieve answers.
  • A system that allows you to monitor Stack Exchange content in different languages.
  • Automated moderation tools to help you manage and review content on Stack Exchange.
  • A service that allows users to collaborate on Stack Exchange projects.
  • An application that displays enhanced Stack Exchange content, such as rich media and live updating feeds.
  • Tools to help developers create custom applications and services that facilitate data exchange within the Stack Exchange network.
  • A service that allows you to integrate Stack Exchange content into other applications and services.
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import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform"
export default defineComponent({
  props: {
    stack_exchange: {
      type: "app",
      app: "stack_exchange",
    }
  },
  async run({steps, $}) {
    return await axios($, {
      url: `https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/me`,
      headers: {
        Authorization: `Bearer ${this.stack_exchange.$auth.oauth_access_token}`,
      },
      params: {
        site: `stackoverflow`,
        access_token: `${this.stack_exchange.$auth.oauth_access_token}`,
        key: `qM6Y7e57HJiAO3V7pHSbLw((`,
      },
    })
  },
})
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Authentication

Stack Exchange uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Stack Exchange account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Stack Exchange and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Stack Exchange API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

read_inboxno_expirywrite_accessprivate_info
OAuth Request Configurations:
  1. authorization
    GEThttps://stackoverflow.com/oauth?client_id={{oauth.client_id}}&redirect_uri={{oauth.redirect_uri}}&state={{oauth.state}}&response_type=code&scope={{oauth.space_separated_scopes}}
  2. accessToken
    POSThttps://stackoverflow.com/oauth/access_tokencontent-type: application/x-www-form-urlencodedaccept: application/json
    client_id={{oauth.client_id}}&client_secret={{oauth.client_secret}}&redirect_uri={{oauth.redirect_uri}}&grant_type=authorization_code&code={{oauth.code}}