API Documentation: files.list


the files.list API will recursively search through the file path provided and return a list of all the files and folders contained within. By default only video files will be returned, but this can be changed by setting the "type" parameter.

Example Request (JSON)

Example Code (PHP)

    $request = array(
        'command' => 'files.list',
        'api_key' => '##API Public Key##',
        'timestamp' => time(),
        'cdn' => 158,
        'path' => 'sestore#/demo',
        'type' => 'video'               /*optional*/
        //Create request signature
    $json_request = json_encode($request);
    $sig = base64_encode(hash_hmac('sha256', $json_request,
        '##API Secret Key##', true));
    $request['signature'] = $sig;
    $json_request = json_encode($request);
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://api.scaleengine.net/stable/'); // Set the URL
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, true); // Perform a POST
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true); // If not set, curl prints output to the browser
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, false); // If set, curl returns headers as part of the data stream
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, array('json' => $json_request)); //'Json' string or 'PHP' serialized return
    //If your PHP host does not have a proper SSL certificate bundle, you will need to turn off SSL Certificate Verification
    //This is dangerous, and should only be done temporarily until a proper certificate bundle can be installed
    //curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, false); // Turns off verification of the SSL certificate.
    //curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false); // Turns off verification of the SSL certificate.
    $response = curl_exec($ch); //Execute the API Call
    if (!$response) {
        die('Failed to connect to ScaleEngine API');
    //Decode the response as an associative array 
    $arrResponse = json_decode($response, true); 
    if ($arrResponse) {
        //Operation completed successfully
        //TODO Add work here
    } else {
        //Operation failed
        echo 'An error occured processing your request:';

Request Fields

command [REQUIRED] [string] - API command to execute
cdn_id [REQUIRED] [int] - The ScaleEngine CDN ID of your account
api_key [REQUIRED] [string] - The API key provided as part of your account
timestamp [REQUIRED] [int] - The unix timestamp of your request, used to prevent authenticated API requests from being replayed
path [REQUIRED] [string] - The file path to be searched. File paths begin with an sestore{#}. To find which sestore to use call files.getstorage.
type [OPTIONAL] [String] - File type to be returned. By default invalid files and deleted files are not returned in the list,to see those file types use "deleted", "invalid", or "includeinvalid". (Default video)
  • audio - show only audio files
  • deleted - show only deleted files
  • includeinvalid - show valid and invalid files
  • invalid - show only invalid files
  • smil - show only smil files
  • valid - show only valid files
  • video - show only video files

Example Result (JSON)

        "sestore#/demo" : [{
            "folder1" : [{
                "__files" : {"movie2.mp4"}
            "__files" : {"movie.mp4"}
    "message": "Found Files List Data",
    "status": "success",
    "handle_time":"0.3795 seconds"

Result Fields

data [Array] - List of folders and files found
[Array] - Name of the folder . The index of the array will reflect folder. The folder may contain additional folders, __files array, or be empty.
__files [Array] - A String Array of file names.
message [string] - Debugging message
status [string] - "success" or "failure"
handle_time [float] - The amount of time spent processing your request