How to create Prestashop Module Web Service API?

How to create Prestashop Module Web Service API with Knowband

This blog is all about how to create and use the Prestashop Webservices API. Prestashop has default Web Services tool available which allows accessing the store from remote applications.


  1. You Prestashop store should have “module rewrite” enabled for apache.
  2. It is preferable to use SSL (https:) for web service calls, as it avoids the “man in the middle” type security issues.
  3. Check that the five methods GET, POST, PUT, DELETE and HEAD are supported on the server.

To ensure the security and efficiency of your Prestashop Web Services, it’s essential to use SSL (HTTPS) for all web service calls. This prevents “man in the middle” attacks, safeguarding your data during transmission. Additionally, verifying that your server supports the HTTP methods GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and HEAD is crucial for seamless operation. By configuring these settings, you optimize your store’s performance and security, ensuring reliable access and management of your Prestashop resources through the API.

How to configure Web Services in the Prestashop?

Step by step guide by Knowband on How to configure Web Services in Prestashop

1. Login into the Prestashop Back-office.

2. Navigate to Advance Parameters -> Web Services menu options to open the Web Services page.

Open the Web Services page Under the Advance Parameters


3. It will redirect to the Web Services page having the listing of available Web Services and the configuration form to configure the service.

4. The Configuration form has the following fields:

configuration setting in Prestashop back office

a) Enable Prestashop’s web service: Enable the setting to use web service in the Prestashop Store.

b) Enable CGI mode for PHP: Enable the setting to use PHP as CGI script instead of Apache module.

5. Click on the Save button to save the configuration. Now, you can use the Web Services in your Prestashop Store.

How to add/Update Web Services in the Prestashop?

Knowband - How to add & Update Web Services in the Prestashop

1. Login into the Prestashop Back-office

2. Navigate to Advance Parameters -> Web Services menu options to open the Web Services page.

3. It will redirect to the Web Services page having a listing of available Web Services.

Web Services page in Prestashop back office

4. Click on the “Add new web service key” button to add new web service key to access only to the certain resources of the Prestashop store.

Add webservice key in webservice accounts

a) Key: This is a unique key. You can enter it manually or click on the Generate button to generate a random key for the Prestashop web service.

b) Key Description: You can provide the description regarding the key for better understanding.

c) Status: Enable the key to provide a grant to access the data using the key.

d) Permission: Provide the permission to access the data using the certain key. You can check the specific permission to grant access of the data like Add, Edit, delete or view. Here, we have checked the permission to Countries and Currency.

5. Click on the Save button to add the key to the web services.

How to the access the Web Service?

Once you have created the key for the web service and properly configured, you need to hit the following URL in your browser:

https://{store root path}/api/

It will prompt you for username and password to access the resource.

to access the resource

a) Username: Enter the key of the web service which is generated in the above step. For Example MWMHJVB9PBYBNYBSFTQ8ZXRCM43FQ2MW

b) Password: It should be blank as no password required.

After sign in, you will access the list of the resources and all permitted CRUD options that you have configured in your Prestashop Store.


You are now successfully connected to the Prestashop web service.

a) To GET the list of entities for a particular resource:


Example: to get a list of all customers.

b) To GET a specific customer by ID:


For Example: To get the detail of customer having ID 10

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How to create Prestashop Module Webservice API for Prestashop 1.7?

We will show you how to create a module to fetch customers. For this, we will register a hook addWebserviceResources of ServiceRequest for the resources instead of overriding getResources() function of ServiceRequest Class in Prestashop 1.7.

Creating custom web service APIs in Prestashop 1.7 involves using the WebserviceSpecificManagement class. This allows you to define specific functionalities and manage data processing. For instance, implementing the WebserviceSpecificManagementKbCustomer class lets you handle customer data efficiently. Therefore, this approach provides a flexible and robust solution for extending Prestashop’s capabilities, enabling tailored interactions with your store’s data. By leveraging these advanced customization options, you can create more dynamic and responsive eCommerce solutions that meet unique business needs.

1. Register addWebserviceResources hook in the module.

public function install() {



return true;


2. Add a hook listener to define the class and description. Set specific_management to true if you want to use WebserviceSpecificManagement instead of ObjectModel file.

public function hookAddWebserviceResources()


return array(

'kbcustomer' => array(

'description' => 'Knowband Custom Customer',

'specific_management' => true,


'kbaddress' => array(

'description' => 'Knowband Custom Address',

'class' => 'kbaddress'




3. Create WebserviceSpecificManagement class file as WebserviceSpecificManagementCLASSNAME which implements WebserviceSpecificManagementInterface

For Example – WebserviceSpecificManagementKbCustomer which is similar to /classes/webservice/WebserviceSpecificManagementImages.php.

You must have to include the functions which are defined in WebserviceSpecificManagementImages.php class. These are:

  • setObjectOutput
  • setWsObject
  • getWsObject
  • getObjectOutput
  • setUrlSegment
  • getUrlSegment
  • getContent
  • manage (where data is processed)

1. Now add the key having resource kbcustomer in the web service in the back-office.

2. Now, visit the https://{}/api/kbcustomer to see the response in XML. In the below example, we display the listing of all customer available in the store.

Add include_once(_PS_MODULE_DIR_.’YOURMODULENAME/classes/WebserviceSpecificManagementKbCustomer.php’);

in your module file.

class WebserviceSpecificManagementKbcustomer implements WebserviceSpecificManagementInterface


/** @var WebserviceOutputBuilder */

protected $objOutput;

protected $output;

/** @var WebserviceRequest */

protected $wsObject;

public function setUrlSegment($segments)


$this->urlSegment = $segments;

return $this;


public function getUrlSegment()


return $this->urlSegment;


public function getWsObject()


return $this->wsObject;


public function getObjectOutput()


return $this->objOutput;



* This must be return a string with specific values as WebserviceRequest expects.


* @return string


public function getContent()


return $this->objOutput->getObjectRender()->overrideContent($this->output);


public function setWsObject(WebserviceRequestCore $obj)


$this->wsObject = $obj;

return $this;



* @param WebserviceOutputBuilderCore $obj

* @return WebserviceSpecificManagementInterface


public function setObjectOutput(WebserviceOutputBuilderCore $obj)


$this->objOutput = $obj;

return $this;


public function manage()


$objects_products = array();

$objects_products['empty'] = new Customer();

$customer_list = Customer::getCustomers();

foreach ($customer_list as $list) {

$objects_products[] = new Customer($list['id_customer']);


$this->_resourceConfiguration = $objects_products['empty']->getWebserviceParameters();

$this->output .= $this->objOutput->getContent($objects_products, null, $this->wsObject->fieldsToDisplay, $this->wsObject->depth, WebserviceOutputBuilder::VIEW_LIST, false);



The below screenshot provide you the visual of the output:

output of XML file

If you want the output in JSON format then append &output_format=JSON at the end of the URL. For example: https://{}/api/kbcustomer&output_format=JSON

Output: {“customers”:[{“id”:1},{“id”:2},{“id”:3},{“id”:4},{“id”:5},{“id”:6},{“id”:7},{“id”:8},{“id”:9},{“id”:10},{“id”:11},{“id”:12},{“id”:13},{“id”:14},{“id”:15},{“id”:16},{“id”:17},{“id”:18},{“id”:19},{“id”:20},{“id”:21}]}

In the END!

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