Posts Tagged: API key

An Introduction to Setting KPIs for Your API Strategy

If you work at an established enterprise, chances are you’ve already heard of Key Performance Indicators or KPIs. These objective metrics offer stakeholders an effective way to measure the success of business initiatives, and now they’re working their way into the world of APIs. Read more

Hiding and Securing Your API Keys

API keys are both incredibly powerful and extremely vulnerable. API key exposure can result in significant damage, both to a company and to the data it holds. As such, hiding and securing keys (as well as mitigating potential loss) is critical for any security plan in the modern API space. Read more

Designing the Human Experience (From the Ground Up)

API consultant Leah Tucker shares her ideas on designing APIs with the human experience in mind.

A common question I heard at Nordic APIs Platform Summit in Stockholm and API the Docs in Amsterdam: what makes a developer portal successful? Read more

APIs Will Usher in a Future of Connected Energy

Smart is the buzzword of this decade. There are smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart TVs… but there’s still a lot of things that aren’t smart. Take energy — why can’t we measure our usage habits, charge home batteries during off-peak times, or produce our own energy to share with neighbors when they need it? Read more

3 Common Methods of API Authentication Explained

APIs handle enormous amounts of data of a widely varying type – accordingly, one of the chief concerns of any data provider is how specifically to secure this data. The idea that data should be secret, that it should be unchanged, and that it should be available for manipulation is key to any conversation on API data management and handling. Read more