Authentication and the REST API

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  • Stands for “Representation State Transfer” is a an architecture style that leverages HTTP as major conduit to build applications and services on the web.It was developed in parallel with HTTP 1.1 protocolYou have a client and a server that process requests with appropriate responses. Requests and responses are built around the representation of resources.Major difference with SOAP based web services is that uses HTTP methods as verbs, as opposed to creating a new vocabulary.First identified in the Roy Fielding dissertation back in 2000-2002. It has now being widely adopted as a way to build services that are easy to access, consume, and interact over the web.Perhaps the most interesting element, its simplicity, also is the ability for all levels of developers to use it and build applications.You don’t have to transverse XML…Way to simplify and streamline the exposing of API services leverage HTTP standards.
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