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Webinar Developer Guide

As a Webex developer you now have the ability to manage webinars using the webinar REST APIs to create and manage a Webex webinar, and well as add and manage webinar panelists.

Webinar

Use Webex Webinar with Meetings REST API.

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Webinars can be created, retrieved, updated, and deleted using the Meetings API. The following new attributes have been introduced for scheduling a webinar:

  • scheduledType – When set as an attribute in a POST request body, specifies either webinar or a regular meeting. Set the value of scheduledType attribute to webinar for scheduling a webinar, and to meeting for scheduling a regular meeting. This attribute is mandatory for scheduling a webinar.
  • enabledWebcastView – Set the value of enabledWebcastView attribute in a POST request body to true for scheduling a streaming mode for a webinar and to false for scheduling an interactive mode for a webinar. The default value for this attribute is false.
  • panelistPassword – When set as an attribute in a POST request body, specifies the password for panelists of Webinar. The password must conform to the site's password complexity settings as described in password management. If not specified, a random password conforming to the site's password rules is generated automatically.
  • phoneAndVideoSystemPanelistPassword – When returned as an attribute in a GET request, specifies the 8-digit numeric panelist password to join a webinar from audio and video devices.

Developers should note that a webinar cannot be updated to a regular meeting and vice-versa. Also, developers can get and list Meeting Session Types enabled for a given user for scheduling a meeting or webinar. In addition to that, the following attributes are not supported for a webinar:

  • recurrence
  • allowFirstUserToBeCoHost
  • allowAuthenticatedDevices
  • excludePassword
  • enableAutomaticLock
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Developers can use Meeting Invitees API to manage webinar panelists. For webinars, all the invitees will join as panelists. Panelists can also be added using the Create a Meeting API by specifying invitees in the request body. The following new boolean attribute needs to be enabled to mark an invitee as a panelist:

  • panelist – When set as an attribute in a POST request body, specifies whether an invitee is allowed to be a panelist for the webinar.
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Developers can use the Create Meeting API to create and manage registration for a webinar, as well as enable/disable the auto-approval process for registrants by setting the autoAcceptRequest attribute value in the POST request body. In addition to that, the following APIs are available to manage registration:

The following roles can register an attendee via the API up to the capacity limit for a webinar:

  • The host of the webinar
  • The cohosts of the webinar
  • Any user of the same site
  • The administrator of the site where this webinar is hosted
  • Guests

The following roles can approve or reject a pending registrant for a webinar:

  • The host of the webinar
  • The cohosts of the webinar

The following roles can invite an attendee using the API up to the license capacity limit by the host license:

  • The host of the webinar
  • The cohosts of the webinar
  • Any user of the same site
  • The administrator of the site where this webinar is hosted

Developers should note that registration capacity has a maximum limit of 10K. There's no minimum limit, which means that a webinar can support any number of invitees or registrations fewer than 10K.