jBackend Community

jBackend Community is the lite version of jBackend available for free, no subscription required. It provides all the basic features to integrate Joomla content with mobile apps, syndication networks, affiliate networks and any external system, and it is mainly intended to give a chance to test jBackend capabilities, to develop and test new modules, and to provide some basic REST API integration features to a Joomla site.

When the upgrade to the full jBackend version is required, it is possible to install the full jBackend package over the Community version. The two versions share the same data tables and settings, and the upgrade process will preserve the configuration and all existing data.

The Community version is completely free, but doesn't provide the full functionalities available for jBackend. Here's a comparison matrix between jBackend Community and jBackend:

 

Features jBackend Community jBackend
Extensible through plugins to increase API and support any Joomla extension Yes
(2 plugins)
Yes
(3 plugins, 5+ included
with the subscription)
Support for publishing of multiple endpoints, each with its specific settings Yes Yes
Three endpoint access type (free access, user authenticated only, API Key required) No
(free only)
Yes
Tracing requests in the database for each endpoint Yes Yes
Selection of jBackend plugins to enable for each endpoint Yes Yes
API Key management interface No
(not used)
Yes
Request log management interface Yes Yes
Each API Key can have a max daily requests limit and an expiration date No
(not used)
Yes
Each API Key can be targeted on separate endpoints No
(not used)
Yes
Access control is compliant with integrated ACL No
(not used)
Yes
Support for REST compliant requests Yes Yes
JSON format for responses Yes Yes
Support for session ID No
(only cookies)
Yes
Get the list of articles by tag id (content module) No Yes
Support for push notifications on iOS (APNs) and Android (GCM) No Yes
Custom payload for push notifications No Yes
Scheduled sending of push notifications No Yes
Push notifications can be create and scheduled via API call No Yes
Push notifications can be targeted on selected users or groups No Yes
License GPL 2.0 GPL 2.0
Price Free 14 € (annual subscription)
  Download jBackend Community Buy Subscription to jBackend

The basic extension package includes the jBackend component, that provides the general infrastructure for endpoints, and plugins support system. Also the following plugins are already included in the basic package:

  • User Module: provides support for Joomla users (e.g. login, logout, registration);
  • Content Module: provides support for standard Joomla content (e.g. categories and articles);

Additional plugins are available only with a valid jBackend Subscription and can be downloaded from here and installed separately. More info about jBackend can be found here

jBackend Community is released under GPL 2.0 license.