Getting Started with your Assembly Sandbox Account

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions. You can email us at help@assembly.education or give us a call at 020 3897 2888

Signing up

You can sign up to your own Sandbox environment  here

Enter your nameemail, company and create a password:

If you have been invited to the Platform, you will receive an email invitation - click the  Accept invitation link to reach the above page. You will not have to enter a company

Confirming email

You'll then be sent a confirmation email to the address you provided. 

Click the link in the email to confirm your account. 

You're now successfully signed up!


Adding an app

To create an app, click the  New Sandbox App button.

Give the app a Name and, if you like, a description.

When your app goes live, you'll need to provide links to a privacy policy so schools are able to easily see what your app will do with their data (you can skip this for now). 

The Redirect URI and Install URI boxes relate to implementation of the OAuth flow. If you want to configure your app for OAuth nowplease see this support article. If you are just testing the API, you can enter anything here for the time being. 

Ensure the  List this App for other schools to find? tick box is highlighted and click Create App to finish the process. 

IMPORTANT: When you click the Create App button you'll be given a  client_id and   client_secret. You must make a note of these now. This is the only time you will be able to see this information.

Inviting other users (optional)

From the  Users menu item on the left, you can invite other users to join your company. 

Click Invite User then enter their email and hit Send Invitation.

Adding your Test School

Go to the  Test Schools area and click Add Test School to generate your simulated school data. 

You can click on the name of the school to get taken to the Platform "school view" - from here you'll be able to see and authorise your app as if you were a school. 

Getting a school access token

Now that you have a test app and a test school, you can manually generate an access token which can be used to query our API. 

Find the app you want to create a token for and select it, then go to Credentials on the left hand side, and scroll down to the New School Token button:

You'll then be given an access_token and refresh_token. Make a copy of the information


Calling the API

You can then provide this school access_token, preceded by "Bearer ", as an Authorization HTTP Header in your requests to https://api-sandbox.assembly.education

You will also need to provide an Accept header of "application/vnd.assembly+json; version=1", as below:

For a full list of the available endpointsplease see our developer documentation. You can also find our FAQs for developers here

Please note: before your app is ready to go live you will need to implement the Assembly Platform OAuth flow in order to gain access to a school's data.

For more information on how to do this,  please see this support article. If you are just testing the API, you can skip this step for now - but you must complete it at a later date

If you have any questions about the above please contact help@assembly.education.

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