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  • Tony Daws

Client for 3scale web service management system API Build Status

3scale integration plugin for PHP applications. 3scale is an API Infrastructure service which handles API Keys, Rate Limiting, Analytics, Billing Payments and Developer Management. Includes a configurable API dashboard and developer portal CMS. More product stuff at, support information at


Download the source code from github: and place it somewhere accessible from your project.


Require the ThreeScaleClient.php file (assuming you placed the library somewhere within the include path):


Then, create an instance of the client, giving it your provider API key:

$client = new ThreeScaleClient("your provider key");

Because the object is stateless, you can create just one and store it globally.


To authorize a particular application, call the authorize method passing it the application id and optionally the application key:

$response = $client->authorize("the app id", "the app key");

Then call the isSuccess() method on the returned object to see if the authorization was successful:

if ($response->isSuccess()) {
  // All fine, proceeed.
} else {
  // Something's wrong with this app.

If both provider and app id are valid, the response object contains additional information about the status of the application:

// Returns the name of the plan the application is signed up to.

If the plan has defined usage limits, the response contains details about the usage broken down by the metrics and usage limit periods.

// The usageReports array contains one element per each usage limit defined on the plan.
$usageReports = $response->getUsageReports();
$usageReport  = $usageReports[0];

// The metric
$usageReport->getMetric() // "hits"

// The period the limit applies to
$usageReport->getPeriod()       // "day"
$usageReport->getPeriodStart()  // 1272405600 (Unix timestamp for April 28, 2010, 00:00:00)
$usageReport->getPeriodEnd()    // 1272492000 (Unix timestamp for April 29, 2010, 00:00:00)

// The current value the application already consumed in the period
$usageReport->getCurrentValue() // 8032

// The maximal value allowed by the limit in the period
$usageReport->getMaxValue()     // 10000

// If the limit is exceeded, this will be true, otherwise false:
$usageReport->isExceeded()      // false

If the authorization failed, the getErrorCode() returns system error code and getErrorMessage() human readable error description:

$response->getErrorCode()       // "usage_limits_exceeded"
$response->getErrorMessage()    // "Usage limits are exceeded"


To report usage, use the report method. You can report multiple transaction at the same time:

$response = $client->report(array(
  array('app_id' => "first app's id",  'usage' => array('hits' => 1)),
  array('app_id' => "second app's id", 'usage' => array('hits' => 1))));

The "app_id" and "usage" parameters are required. Additionaly, you can specify a timestamp of the transaction:

$response = $client->report(array(
  array('app_id'    => "app's id",
        'usage'     => array('hits' => 1),
        'timestamp' => mktime(12, 36, 0, 4, 28, 2010))));

The timestamp can be either an unix timestamp (as integer) or a string. The string has to be in a format parseable by the strtotime function. For example:

"2010-04-28 12:38:33 +0200"

If the timestamp is not in UTC, you have to specify a time offset. That's the "+0200" (two hours ahead of the Universal Coordinate Time) in the example above.

Then call the isSuccess() method on the returned response object to see if the report was successful:

if ($response->isSuccess()) {
  // All OK.
} else {
  // There was an error.

In case of error, the getErrorCode() returns system error code and getErrorMessage() human readable error description:

$response->getErrorCode()    // "provider_key_invalid"
$response->getErrorMessage() // "provider key \"foo\" is invalid"

Plugin integration

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Copyright (c) 2010 3scale networks S.L., released under the MIT license.