2. API connection#




We must connect this plugin with the available APIs in the Open edX platform to perform commerce actions raised in Purpose of this repo.


  • This plugin uses the OAuth2 and JWT authentication following the standards in Open edX from the OEP-42 Authentication.

  • To generate the JWT token, we use information such as client_id and client_secret as specified in the doc of How to Use the REST API.

  • The JWT must be created with a Staff user to use all the endpoints this plugin needs.

  • We use the LMS APIs to do the basic functionalities.
    • To obtain info about enrollments, we use GET /enrollment/v1/enrollments/

    • To create enrollments, POST /enrollment/v1/enrollment

    • To perform an unenroll, we use the same endpoint to create enrollment, but we set the attribute is_active in False.

    • We can pass the flag force in the request to allow you to enroll; disregard the course’s enrollment end dates.

    • To know if a user exists in the platform, GET /user/v1/accounts

    • If the user does not exist yet, we can get, create, or delete an enrollment allowed with: GET, POST, DELETE /api/enrollment/v1/enrollment_allowed/


  • You need to create an OAuth Application in your platform with a Staff user to use this plugin.

  • The backward compatibility depends on the JWT support in previous Open edx versions.

  • We can use the course enrollment allowed API since Quince.

  • The actions of this plugin are restricted by the endpoints mentioned above. For example, we cannot enroll someone in a course that is in invite-only mode.

Rejected Alternatives#

  • Create another plugin to add the needed endpoints: we could use the existing LMS APIs, and we added the course enrollment-allowed API to the edx-platform and brought email support in some of the endpoints.