An Important Note About the Publisher API

The ability to write to a Socrata dataset requires you to own that dataset or be granted permission to write to it. This might not apply to you. Unless you’re already a Socrata customer, you have a few other options:

  • Sign up for an account on, our public portal where you can create a limited number of datasets for free.
  • If you’re a member of a community group working on open data, request the creation of a Socrata Community Portal.
  • Get hired by one of our wonderful customers. :)