Importance of API key for web applications

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What is the importance of API key? When does it ask when logging into a certain web applications?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #148733

Importance of API key for web applications

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Hi Zeb,

The use of API keys is a method of validating your identity instead of using username and password. When you register your application to use a certain API key, you are always provided with an API key, so that every time your applications accesses the services offered by the API you basically just send the API key so as to identify your request as called. In most the APIs, key is always included in the request as a requirement so you will never be asked to give it when logging into an application.

Calls to an API service can also be faked, so for the provider to verify that someone is authorized to use a service, there is need for some sort of authentication, that’s where the use of API keys become handy. Some API providers also use the API to monitor the use of their services.

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Another example of an API key is the Google API key. It is a code generated for your website which covers from your site’s root directory and all subsequent subdirectories. The code is somewhat similar to this one below:

ABQI78313-2535-AAAAzkRtF6BFl0TmeLAxW-_VkxRsz1grPtGzfBiL586_jpYmb9Ts2QgxRSGrgbK8arWhuOTPp1C…

The Google Search API is an example of an API that utilizes a key. This API allows you to add Google Search on to your website using JavaScript codes. The JavaScript code is already given and you only need to include it in your HTML page to display the Google Search on the page. The Google Search API doesn’t really need to have a key for it to work but it would be best to have a key generated. One single Google API is valid for the whole website including all of its subdirectories.

Answered By 10 points N/A #148735

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Answered By 0 points N/A #148736

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API is the acronym used for Application-Programming Interface. It is a set of values & programming instructions for accessing a web-based application. To get more information you can visit this Techyv post .

What is an API and what is it used for?

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