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First Step
Getting Started with the DocuSign API SDK

Important Links
Developer Center Homepage
Community Forums

Code Walkthroughs
Code Walkthrough _ Create And Send Envelope
Code Walkthrough _ The RequestStatus methods
Code Walkthrough _ Retrieving Documents from DocuSign
Code Walkthrough _ Signer Attachments
Code Walkthrough _ Embedded Signing
Code Walkthrough _ Anchor Tabs

Concepts
Concepts _ Tabs
Concepts _ Recipients

Terms to Know
Integrator Key - Identifies a single integration. Every API request includes the Integrator Key and a Username(Email)/Password combination.
Envelope - Just like a normal Postal Envelope. It contains components like Documents, Recipients, and Tabs.
Document - The PDF, Doc, Image, or other item you want signed. If it is not a PDF you must include the File Extension in the API call.
Tab - Tied to a position of a Document and defines what happens there. For example, you have a SignHere Tab wherever you want a Recipient to sign.
Recipient - The person (people) you want to send the Envelope to. Requires a UserName and Email.
Captive Recipient - Recipient signs in an iFrame on your website instead of receiving an email.
PowerForm - A pre-created Envelope that you can launch instead of writing server-side code.

Popular API Methods
CreateAndSendEnvelope - Create Envelope, specify Recipients, Documents, and Tabs on the Documents within that Envelope. Recipient(s) receive an email with a link back to DocuSign to Sign the Envelope.
CreateAndSendEnvelopeFromTemplates - Create an Envelope from a Template on your account.
RequestSenderToken - Edit the Envelope in the DocuSign Tagger before sending.
RequestRecipientToken - Used for Embedded Signing where you don't want the (Captive) Recipient to leave your website.
RequestStatus - Detailed information about an existing Envelope.
RequestPDF - Get a copy of the Envelope PDF

Debugging SOAP traces

NetBeans and DocuSign API
Accessing DocuSign API from Java using NetBeans

Blog Posts
Create DocuSign HTTP Header Authentication in .NET - Oct. 17, 2011
API Typography - Oct. 6, 2011
Populate Dynamic Tabs in a Template - Oct. 3, 2011
DocuSign and Twilio - Void Envelopes by Phone - Sept. 30, 2011

Knowledge Base
How to Get and Set Up Your Integrator Key
DocuSign Certification Steps

Want to see more walkthroughs or best practices? Let us know! If you have any contributions you can also edit this Wiki to help other DocuSign API developers.

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