Bynder PHP Library

2.2.0 2024-01-03 22:56 UTC


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The main goal of this SDK is to speed up the integration of Bynder customers who use PHP. Making it easier to connect to the Bynder API ( and executing requests on it.

Requirements and dependencies

The PHP SDK requires the following in order to fully work:

  • PHP >= 5.6, older versions of PHP not recommended
  • curl, although you can use your own non-cURL client if you prefer

Composer should handle all the dependencies automatically.

Composer package

The Bynder PHP SDK is published as a composer package in packagist and can be found here:


This SDK depends on a few libraries in order to work, installing it with Composer should take care of everything automatically.

To install the SDK with Composer. Run the following command at the root of the project:

composer require bynder/bynder-php-sdk

To use the SDK, we use Composer's autoload in order to include all the files automatically:


How to use it

This is a simple example on how to retrieve data from the Bynder asset bank. For a more detailed example of implementation refer to the sample code.

Before executing any request to the Bynder API we need to instantiate the BynderApi class, the following example shows how to use the BynderApiFactory to construct a BynderApi instance:

    $bynder = new BynderClient(new Configuration(

The SDK allows the usage of the Guzzle request options. This can be done by passing the last argument when initiating the Configuration object:

    $requestOptions = ['proxy' => 'http://MY-PROXY.URL:PORT_NUM'];
    $bynderApi = BynderClient(new Configuration(

After getting the BynderClient service configured successfully we need to get an instance of the AssetBankManager in order to do any of the API calls relative to the Bynder Asset Bank module:

 $assetBankManager = $bynder->getAssetBankManager();

And with this, we can start our request to the API, listed in the Methods Available section following. Short example of getting all the Media Items:

 $mediaList = $assetBankManager->getMediaList();

This call will return a list with all the Media Items available in the Bynder environment. Note that some of the calls accept a query array in order to filter the results via the API call params (see Bynder API Docs) for more details. For instance, if we only wanted to retrieve 2 images here is what the call would look like:

    $mediaList = $assetBankManager->getMediaList(
          'limit' => 2,
          'type' => 'image'

All the calls are Asynchronous, which means they will return a Promise object, making it a bit more flexible in order to adjust to any kind of application. Again, for a more thorough example there is a sample application use case in this repo.

Methods Available

These are the methods currently available on the Bynder PHP SDK, refer to the Bynder API Docs) for more specific details on the calls.


Handles the process of generating and setting the access token required for the requests to the API. Also has calls related to users.

    getUser($userId, $query);


All the Asset Bank related calls, provides information and access to Media management.

    getMediaInfo($mediaId, $versions);
    getMetapropertySpecificOptionDependencies($propertyId, $optionId, $query);
    modifyMedia($mediaId, array $data);
    getMediaDownloadLocation($mediaId, $type = 'original');
    getMediaDownloadLocationByVersion($mediaId, $version);
    getMediaDownloadLocationForAssetItem($mediaId, $itemId, $hash = false);


Using Docker

Build the Docker image and tag it:

docker build . -t bynder-php-sdk-tests

Run the tests:

docker run bynder-php-sdk-tests

Running it locally

Install dependencies as mentioned above (which will resolve PHPUnit), then you can run the test suite:

./vendor/bin/phpunit tests

Or to run an individual test file:

./vendor/bin/phpunit tests/UtilTest.php

Sample Files Functionality Testing

Scripts within sample contain code to execute corresponding functionalities. The purpose is to demonstrate how methods are called and provide a convenient method to execute functions.

Within sample create a file called sample_config.php. This file will be referenced from sample files.

Make sure all values are populated correctly before running sample files.

Example sample_config.php file content:

    $bynderDomain = "";
    $redirectUri = "";
    $clientId = <your OAuth2 client id>;
    $clientSecret = <your OAuth2 client secret>;
    $token = null;

    // provide corresponding values to be used within API calls
    // media id for info
    $MEDIA_ID_FOR_INFO = "C078E8EE-C13A-4DA5-86EC8D6F335364EB";
    // media id for download url
    $MEDIA_ID_FOR_DOWNLOAD_URL = "C078E8EE-C13A-4DA5-86EC8D6F335364EB";
    // media id for download url
    $MEDIA_ITEM_ID_FOR_SPECIFIC_DOWNLOAD_URL = "C83B261D-715F-4188-809FE1214175A753";
    // media id for renaming
    $MEDIA_ID_FOR_RENAME = "C078E8EE-C13A-4DA5-86EC8D6F335364EB";
    // media id for removal
    $MEDIA_ID_FOR_REMOVAL = "C078E8EE-C13A-4DA5-86EC8D6F335364EB";
    // collection id to get assets for
    $GET_COLLECTION_ASSETS_ID = "615F03BB-D986-4786-B2C085D2F0718230";

    // metaproperty id to get info for
    $METAPROPERTY_ID_FOR_INFO = "0D563E99-218C-4613-86232D416EB7EA8A";
    // metaproperty option id to get info for
    $METAPROPERTY_OPTION_ID_FOR_INFO = "3C65AFA5-AC94-4223-A54757F373D209D6";
    // metaproperty id to get dependency info for
    $METAPROPERTY_ID_FOR_DEPENDENCY_INFO = "0D563E99-218C-4613-86232D416EB7EA8A";
    // metaproperty id for specific option dependency
    // metaproperty option id for specific option

    // media id used for creating asset usage
    // integration id used for asset usage

Within each sample file, OAuth credentials are read in from sample_config.php. Scripts will output authorization url to navigate to retrieve access code (will not open browser automatically, user must click link). Access code is then provided to terminal prompt to retrieve an access token for API calls afterward.

Command Line Instructions

Make sure both composer and php are installed locally. From root directory run composer install to install packages form composer.json. Navigate to sample directory.

Brands Sample

php BrandsSample.php

Methods Used:

  • getBrands()

Collections Sample

php CollectionsSample.php

Methods Used:

  • getCollections($query)
  • getCollectionAssets($collectionId)

Media Sample

php MediaSample.php

Methods Used:

  • getDerivatives()
  • getMediaList($query)
  • getMediaInfo($mediaId)
  • getMediaDownloadLocation($mediaId)
  • getMediaDownloadLocationByVersion($mediaId, $version)
  • getMediaDownloadLocationForAssetItem($mediaId, $itemId)
  • modifyMedia($mediaId, $data)
  • getMediaInfo($mediaId)
  • deleteMedia($mediaId)

Metaproperties Sample

php MetapropertiesSample.php

Methods Used:

  • getMetaproperties()
  • getMetaproperty($metapropertyId)
  • getMetapropertyDependencies($metapropertyId)
  • getMetapropertyOptions($query)
  • getMetapropetryGlobalOptionDependencies()
  • getMetapropertyOptionDependencies($metapropertyId)
  • getMetapropertySpecificOptionDependencies($metapropertyId, $metapropertyOptionId, $array)

Smart Filters Sample

php SmartFiltersSample.php

Methods Used:

  • getSmartfilters()

Tags Sample

php TagsSample.php

Methods Used:

  • getTags()

Uploads Sample

php UploadsSample.php

Methods Used:

  • uploadFileAsync($data)
  • getBrands()

Usage Sample

php UsageSample.php

Methods Used:

  • createUsage($data)
  • getUsage($data)
  • deleteUsage($data)

Docker Instructions

Sample files can be executed within Docker container. Makefile contains corresponding commands to run/build Docker container. file is used for container.

Makefile commands are executed from root directory. Run with sudo if permission is needed.

If needed, pull latest composer Docker image docker pull composer:latest

Makefile commands:

Build and start up Docker container for PHP SDK using Docker Compose

make run-php-sdk-docker

Stop running Docker container for PHP SDK:

make stop-php-sdk-docker

Run sample file within Docker container (BrandsSample.php is replaced with target sample file):

make execute-php-sdk-sample sample-file-name=BrandsSample.php