Creating a new short URL with Link Expiration

This method creates a short URL with expiration

The instruction below shows how to create a short URL with expiration.

  • Click "Create API key".
  • Add a Secret key.

2) Copy an ID of a short link you want to edit.

  • Open the statistics of the short link.
  • Copy the link ID.

3) Install prerequisites for requests.

pip install requests
npm install --save axios

Now everything is ready to run the following snippet. It will create a short URL with expiration.

4) Create a file: filename.py/ .js/ .rb. Use the code snippet below.

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Please, replace domain, original URL, expiresAt and expiredURL with appropriate values.

import requests
import time
import datetime

url = "https://api.short.io/links"

import json
payload = json.dumps({
      "allowDuplicates":False,
      "expiredURL":"https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/", 
      "expiresAt":time.mktime(datetime.datetime.strptime("22.05.2020 15:56:53", "%d.%m.%Y %H:%M:%S").timetuple()) * 1000,
      "domain":"short-domain.com",
      "originalURL":"https://medium.com/"})
headers = {
    'accept': "application/json",
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "<<apiKey>>"
    }

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

print(response.text)
const axios = require('axios');

const data = {
  "allowDuplicates":false,
  "expiredURL":"https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/", 
  "expiresAt":new Date("2020-05-22T15:56:53").valueOf(),
  "domain":"short-domain.com",
  "originalURL":"https://medium.com/"
};

const options = {
  headers: {
    accept: 'application/json',
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: '<<apiKey>>'
  }
};

axios.post('https://api.short.io/links', data, options)
.then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
})
.catch(function (response) {
  console.log(response);
});
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'
require 'json'
require 'time'

url = URI("https://api.short.io/links")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(url)
request["accept"] = 'application/json'
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = '<<apiKey>>'
request.body = JSON.generate({"allowDuplicates":false,
"expiredURL":"https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/", 
"expiresAt":Time.parse("22.05.2020 15:56:53").to_i * 1000,
"domain":"short-domain.com",
"originalURL":"https://medium.com/"})

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

5) Launch the file.

python filename.py
node filename.js
ruby filename.rb

6) JSON Response (link expiration is created).

Once you run the code, you will see the response.

{
  id: 281221653,
  originalURL: 'https://www.moesif.com/',
  DomainId: 902,
  archived: false,
  path: 'H2uuRk',
  expiresAt: '2020-05-22T12:56:53.000Z',
  expiredURL: 'https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/',
  redirectType: null,
  createdAt: '2020-04-27T07:39:21.558Z',
  OwnerId: 9346,
  updatedAt: '2020-04-27T07:39:21.558Z',
  secureShortURL: 'https://short-domain.com/H2uuRk',
  shortURL: 'https://short-domain.com/H2uuRk',
  duplicate: false
}

Here's how it looks on Short.io: