Setup Guide

Before you can use the GitBook Integration Platform, you'll need to make sure you have your developer account set up.

Personal Access Token

In order to use the GitBook Integrations Platform, you'll need to first create a personal access token in your developer settings.
This token represents your user in GitBook, and allows you to make API calls, create integrations, and publish them to any GitBook spaces you're a part of to test them.
As always with access tokens, this token is specific to your user and should not be shared for use outside of your personal account.
Once you have your personal access token, you'll want to understand the differences between the pieces of the GitBook Integrations Platform in order to start developing your first app.

GitBook API

The GitBook API can be used from outside the GitBook platform, and can be accessed via it's RESTful endpoints.
Once you have your personal access token, you're already able to start making your first API call.

Make your first API call

Integrations & Custom Blocks

Building Integrations and Custom Blocks requires use of the GitBook CLI in order to bootstrap your project and publish it to your GitBook space for testing and development purposes.
Once you have your personal access token, head to our Integrations & Custom Blocks overview to start building your first app.

Build your first integration with the GitBook CLI

Visitor Authentication

Visitor Authentication requires you to set up a custom server that signs and serves a verified JWT token back to your users, which in turn allows your users to access your documentation.

Set up Visitor Authentication