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    Create webservice resource & assign permission to resource using code in PrestaShop 1.7

    Updated 21 March 2024

    In this blog, We are going to learn how we can create webservice resource & assign permission to this resource using code in PrestaShop 1.7.

    Sometimes we don’t have access to webservices tab inside Advanced Parameters > WebService. So we can manage webservice related things using code. Let’s understand things using code.

    Step 1:

    As we know if we want to add a new webservice resource in PrestaShop 1.7 then we need to register a hook.


    Step 2:

    After this, We need to register a resource using this hook.

    * Add a specific_management resource
    * This hook is only in PS17
    * @param array $resources
    * @return void
    public function hookAddWebserviceResources($params)
        $params['resources']['RESOURCE_NAME'] = array('description' => 'RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION');
        return $params['resources'];

    If the resource is related to specific management then follow the below code.

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    public function hookAddWebserviceResources($params)
        $params['resources']['RESOURCE_NAME'] = array('description' => 'RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION', 'specific_management' => true);
        return $params['resources'];

    Step 3:

    Now we need to add some custom code in your install function to manage things at run time while installing the module.

    public function install()
        if (!parent::install()
            || !$this->registerHook('addWebserviceResources')
        ) {
            return false;
        Configuration::updateValue('PS_WEBSERVICE', 1); // Code added to enable prestashop webservice
        $apiAccess = new WebserviceKey();
        $apiAccess->key = $this->generateWebserviceKey(32); // Function to generate 32 character alphanumeric ws key
        $account_id = $apiAccess->id;
        $permissions = array(
            'RESOURCE_NAME' => ['GET' => 1, 'POST' => 1, 'PUT' => 1, 'DELETE' => 1, 'HEAD' => 1]
        $response = WebserviceKey::setPermissionForAccount($apiAccess->id, $permissions);
        return true;
    // Custom function to generate 32 character alphanumeric ws key
    function generateWebserviceKey($length) {
        $key = '';
        $keys = array_merge(range(0, 9), range('a', 'z'));
        for ($i = 0; $i < $length; $i++) {
            $key .= $keys[array_rand($keys)];
        return strtoupper($key);

    Now you will see that webservice key & permission are automatically created when we install the module.

    That’s all about this blog. Hope it will help you.

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