What is an API Key?

Last Update: February 20, 2019

Good day to you all :) Today I like to give you a little insight about API keys.

What is an API-Key?

An application programming interface (API) is a collection of definitions on the basis of which a computer program can communicate with another program or component.

An API key is an abbriviation of Application Programming Interface. It is a code used by computer programs that call our API to identify the used program. API keys prevent malicious use. It is a unique identifier for verification. The user of an API-key gets often special rights too.

Een Api-key is working through a webfleet.connect account. It simplifies access to Webfleet.connect. You do not have to have an account with Webfleet.connect yourself, the company you work with has an account there. They ensure that you get access rights.

Nowadays people use data through different networks, geographical areas and devices. Web applications are used every day to shop, order food, check the weather, read the news or communicate with friends and family.


How can these applications enable users to use data from different applications with different devices around the world? How do the data come from one place to another? In most situations the answer is: they use APIs to communicate.

An application that communicates with the database via an API is often called a client. An API can easily be secured by means of a password. This is called an API key.

To put it simple

An API ensures that different systems can communicate well with each other and works with a password, in this case called KEY.

Enjoy your day:)


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trymetoday Premium
Something I just download and use when required, but your explanation puts in to context thats understandable, thanks.
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Loes Premium
My pleasure to give you this explanation Paul
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Barney44 Premium
Thanks for enlightening me. Had not give it any thought before.

Barry
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Loes Premium
Not every company works with API keys but when they do have the option, you'd be wise to accept it:)
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Fleeky Premium
VEry helpful information.

API is used by developers and designers.
And often occurs on a more advanced level of webbuilding

Thank you Loes
Have a bright day
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Loes Premium
Hi Fleeky, yes, it's used by companies as e.g. Bol punt com. Have a nice day too
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Thank you Loes and great to hear from you as well. Hope all is going well
Andre
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Loes Premium
Hi Andre, yes I am very well, thanks for asking. Good to see you too:)
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apache1 Premium
Great to hear Loes not to get you back where you belong at the top. In time
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Loes Premium
I came to love the background position, Andre. Much calmer and less stressful;)
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apache1 Premium
So true it is better there all I am doing is just helping where I can the ranking never bother me and I couldn't care less I will be slowing down too so I can drop a few places too.
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Gordon-D Premium
A good informative blog Loes :-)
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Loes Premium
Thanks Gordon:)
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Selenab1 Premium
Thank you for sharing. Never actually thought about what it meant, but definitely good to no.
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You're very welcome:)
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