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Bynder Java SDK

Tests Release Coverage Status Maven Central

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

Current status

At the moment this SDK provides a default library with the following methods:

Bynder Service

OAuthService getOAuthService();

AssetService getAssetService();

CollectionService getCollectionService();

Observable<Response<List<Derivative>>> getDerivatives();

OAuth Service

URL getAuthorizationUrl(final String state);

Observable<Token> getAccessToken(final String code);

Observable<Token> refreshAccessToken();

Asset Bank Service

Observable<Response<List<Brand>>> getBrands();

Observable<Response<List<Tag>>> getTags();

Observable<Response<Map<String, Metaproperty>>> getMetaproperties(MetapropertyQuery metapropertyQuery);

Observable<Response<List<Media>>> getMediaList(MediaQuery mediaQuery);

Observable<Response<Media>> getMediaInfo(MediaInfoQuery mediaInfoQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> modifyMedia(MediaPropertiesQuery mediaPropertiesQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> deleteMedia(MediaDeleteQuery mediaDeleteQuery);

Observable<Response<DownloadUrl>> getMediaDownloadUrl(MediaDownloadQuery mediaDownloadQuery);

Observable<Response<Usage>> createUsage(UsageCreateQuery usageCreateQuery);

Observable<Response<List<Usage>>> getUsage(UsageQuery usageQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> deleteUsage(UsageDeleteQuery usageDeleteQuery);

Observable<Response<List<Smartfilter>>> getSmartfilters();

Observable<SaveMediaResponse> uploadFile(UploadQuery uploadQuery);

Observable<UploadProgress> uploadFileWithProgress(UploadQuery uploadQuery);

Collection Service

Observable<Response<List<Collection>>> getCollections(CollectionQuery collectionQuery);

Observable<Response<Collection>> getCollectionInfo(CollectionInfoQuery collectionInfoQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> createCollection(CollectionCreateQuery collectionCreateQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> deleteCollection(CollectionInfoQuery collectionInfoQuery);

Observable<Response<List<String>>> getCollectionMediaIds(CollectionInfoQuery collectionInfoQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> addMediaToCollection(CollectionAddMediaQuery collectionAddMediaQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> removeMediaFromCollection(CollectionRemoveMediaQuery collectionRemoveMediaQuery);

Observable<Response<Void>> shareCollection(CollectionShareQuery collectionShareQuery);


Using latest release

The most recent release is Bynder Java SDK 2.2.23.

To add a dependency on the SDK using Maven, use the following:


To add a dependency using Gradle:

dependencies {
  implementation 'com.bynder:bynder-java-sdk:2.2.23'

Using source code

Components used to install and run the project:

  • Java version 1.8.0_221
  • Apache Maven 3.6.0

Important: Don't forget to define the environment variables for Java and Maven!

Clone the repository:

$ git clone

Build the project from its root with the following Maven command (skipping the GPG signing and Javadocs generation):

$ mvn clean install -Dgpg.skip -Dmaven.javadoc.skip

This command tells Maven to build all the modules and to install it in the local repository. At this point all the integrations tests will be skipped.

Using ProGuard

If you are using ProGuard, remember to add the following lines to your ProGuard rules file.

# Bynder Java SDK
-keep class com.bynder.sdk.model.** { *; }
-keep class com.bynder.sdk.query.** { *; }

How does it work

Before executing any request to the Bynder API, it is necessary to instantiate the class BynderClient.

The following examples show how to use the BynderClient.Builder.create(final Configuration configuration) static method to create an instance of the BynderClient using the Configuration object as parameter.

Instantiate BynderClient with a Permanent Token

BynderClient bynderClient = BynderClient.Builder.create(new Configuration.Builder("Bynder portal base URL").setPermanentToken("Permanent token")).build());

Instantiate BynderClient with a OAuth application settings

BynderClient bynderClient = BynderClient.Builder.create(new Configuration.Builder("Bynder portal base URL").setOAuthSettings("Client id", "Client secret", "Redirect URI")).build());

After instantiating the BynderClient class successfully with your OAuth application settings the OAuth flow needs to be executed, using the methods from the OAuthService, in order to authorize the SDK client with Bynder and get an access token to perform the API requests.

To check how to execute the OAuth flow, please see

After the SDK client had been authorized successfully it is possible to call any of the methods listed in the section Current Status. Example:

Reactive way to get the Observable

// Get an instance of the asset bank service to perform Bynder Asset Bank operations.
AssetService assetService = bynderClient.getAssetService();

// Get all tags (request without query)
Observable<Response<List<Tag>>> tagsObservable = assetService.getTags();

// Get media (request with query)
Observable<Response<List<Media>>> mediaObservable = assetService.getMediaList(new MediaQuery().setType(MediaType.IMAGE).setLimit(100).setPage(1));

Synchronous way to wait for the Observable to complete and emit the single item

// Get an instance of the asset bank service to perform Bynder Asset Bank operations.
AssetService assetService = bynderClient.getAssetBankService();

// Get all tags (request without query)
Response<List<Tag>> tagsResponse = assetService.getTags().blockingSingle();

// Get media (request with query)
Response<List<Media>> mediaResponse = assetService.getMediaList(new MediaQuery().setType(MediaType.IMAGE).setLimit(100).setPage(1)).blockingSingle();

Sample Files Functionality Testing

Classes 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 src/main/resources create an file. This file will be referenced from sample files.

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

Example file content:

# permanent token if using permanent token auth
PERMANENT_TOKEN=<your auth permanent token>
# portal url
# OAuth info
CLIENT_ID=<your OAuth2 client id>
CLIENT_SECRET=<your OAuth2 client secret>
# media id for info
# media id for renaming
# media id for removal
# collection id to get info for
# collection id to share
# recipient to receive shared collection
# media id to add to collection
# collection id for media to be added to
# collection id to remove asset from
# media id to remove from collection
# media id used for creating asset usage
# integration id used for asset usage

Within each sample file, OAuth credentials are read in from This will prompt the browser to open to retrieve an access code and then redirected to the redirect URI. Access code is then provided to terminal prompt to retrieve an access token for API calls afterward.


Make sure mvn CLI is installed.

From root directory, dependencies can be installed from pom.xml using command:

mvn clean install -Dgpg.skip -Dmaven.javadoc.skip

Brands Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.BrandsSample

Methods Used:

  • getBrands()

Collections Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.CollectionsSample

Methods Used:

  • getCollections(collectionQuery)
  • getCollectionInfo(collectionInfoQuery)
  • createCollection(createCollectionQuery)
  • shareCollection(collectionShareQuery)
  • addMediaToCollection(collectionAddMediaQuery)
  • getCollectionMediaIds(addMediaCollectionInfoQuery)
  • removeMediaFromCollection(collectionRemoveMediaQuery)

Media Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.MediaSample

Methods Used:

  • getMediaList(mediaQuery)
  • getMediaInfo(mediaInfoQuery)
  • getMediaDownloadUrl(mediaDownloadQuery)
  • modifyMedia(modifyQuery)
  • getMediaInfo(mediaInfoQueryRename)
  • deleteMedia(mediaDeleteQuery)
  • getDerivatives()

Metaproperties Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.MetapropertiesSample

Methods Used:

  • getMetaproperties(metapropertyQuery)

Smart Filters Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.SmartFiltersSample

Methods Used:

  • getSmartfilters()
  • smartFilter.getMetaproperties()
  • smartFilter.getLabels()

Tags Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.TagsSample

Methods Used:

  • getTags()

Upload Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.UploadSample

Methods Used:

  • uploadFile(uploadQuery)

Usage Sample

Execute file with command

mvn compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass=com.bynder.sdk.sample.UsageSample

Methods Used:

  • createUsage(usageCreateQuery)
  • getUsage(usageQuery)
  • deleteUsage(usageDeleteQuery)