An application programming interface is a way for two or more computer programs to communicate with each other in an almost real-time fashion.
An API Specification is more of a published set of standards and rules that, when followed correctly, will establish the API software interface, connecting and executing functionality with other compliant software solutions. As a user interface connects a computer to a person, an application programming interface connects hardware or software components.
An API is used by an authorized and technical user, who is most likely the computer programmer enabling the connections. The programmer can enable various parts of an API using a series of "calls" or requests. A program can be used, or the programmer who then enables a specific API's section creates a "call" to the portion of software the integration is required, enabling the completion of the call tasks.
- EXAMPLE ONLY" If the record in the company's source HRIS system is "Inactive", return a "No" value and place it in the "Active" data field in the badging system.
Veonics® Credential Database
The Veonics Credential Database provides a REST API using the HTTP protocol and is available for customers who have the technical staff to enable it with our Veonics Portal on their side. For customers with limited technical staff, we recommend using our SFTP version.
What is meant by REST API?