Getting Started

Start developing with the Lionbridge Content API

Welcome to the Lionbridge Content API

Note: this page is about Content API V1. Conent API V2 is now in Beta testing and available for developers in Lionbridge's staging environment. All new development should be get started in V2. Only existing clients already working with Content API V1 should consult this page.

If you want to connect to Lionbridge services, consider the following integration options:

1. Before you build your own connector to Lionbridge's services, please review the list of connectors currently available for multiple content systems.

2. Build a custom connector to the Lionbridge Content API. Instructions on getting started are described below.

Note: All custom integrations must conform to the development guidelines. Please ensure that you read this, as all integrations will undergo a Lionbridge certification process before production deployment. This certification process will be based on the best practices document.

3. If you have budgetary concerns about a custom integration, consider using Lionbridge's Universal File Connector. This option requires some automation. Learn more about the Universal File Connector.

4. If the quantity of words to translate is very low, the above options may not be cost effective. You can submit translations via the Lionbridge portal.

Start developing with the Lionbridge Content API

This API uses OAuth2 for authentication. You authenticate with your Lionbridge Connector Support username and password to obtain an access token. These tokens do not expire.

1 Create an account at

2 Send an email to with the email you used to create your account requesting access to the API.

Support will grant you access and set up a license to the Lionbridge Content API.

Important: You need a license when you are ready to send out a job for translation. You require a separate license for each translation provider (providerId).