Basic
On-demand image creation by secure URL parameters
Your image modifications are signed with your project's API token, thus your image can only be modified by you.
Elixir
Python
def create_signed_image do
user_id = ""
secret_key = ""
base_id = ""
modifications =
Jason.encode!([
%{"name" => "text_1", "text" => "secure image"},
%{"name" => "rating_2", "rating" => 5}
])
|> Base.url_encoded64(padding: false)
parameters = "#{user_id}+#{base_id}+#{modifications}"
signature =
:crypto.hmac(:sha256, secret_key, parameters)
|> Base.encode16()
|> String.downcase()
"https://images.usestencil.com/signed-images/#{user_id}/#{base_id}.png?modifications=#{modifications}&s=#{signature}"
end
import json
import hmac
import hashlib
import base64
def base64_encode(string):
"""
Removes any `=` used as padding from the encoded string.
"""
encoded = base64.b64encode(string.encode())
encoded = encoded.rstrip(b'=')
return encoded
def generate_url():
user_id = ""
secret_key = ""
base_id = ""
modifications = [
{ "name": "text_1", "text": "secure image" },
{ "name": "rating_2", "rating": 5 },
]
# ensure no spaces in json output
encoded = json.dumps(modifications, separators=(',', ':'))
encoded = base64_encode(encoded).decode()
parameters = "{user_id}+{base_id}+{modifications}".format(user_id=user_id, base_id=base_id, modifications=encoded)
signature = hmac.new(secret_key.encode(), parameters.encode(), hashlib.sha256).hexdigest()
url = "https://images.usestencil.com/signed-images/{user_id}/{base_id}.png?modifications={modifications}&s={signature}".format(
base_id=base_id,
user_id=user_id,
modifications=encoded,
signature=signature
)
print(url)
if __name__ == "__main__":
generate_url()

We support both JPEG and PNG. To use PNG, change the image in the url to .png and to use JPEG, change the image in the url to .jpg

Image is only generated once (synchronously on the first request) and subsequent images are pulled from cache. Images pulled from cache do not count towards your quota.
Order matters.
In order for cache to work properly, please specify the signature parameter last in the query string i.e. modifications=<your-modifications>&s=<your-signature>.

Sometimes it is useful to invalidate cache, you can add ts=<random number> to invalidate the cache and a new image will be generated (this will count towards your quota).
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