Last updated on 4/2/20
Make Requests and Send Responses With a REST API
- Make requests and send responses with a REST API
What purpose does a message body serve when working with REST APIs?Careful, there are several correct answers.
A message body lets developers define what data they want to see when using the GET HTTP verb.
A message body lets developers send XML or JSON data in a request message.
A message body passes in additional information about the request or response in a key-value format.
Similar to a traffic light, a message body lets the developer know if the request was successful or not.
The message body is optional, but is usually filled out when creating or updating data.
How can you know if a REST API you want to use is secure?
The API has been updated recently to follow latest security protocols and returns a response with a 200 response code status.
The API has important security features like a request header, a message body, and an HTTP verb.
The API has authentication and encryption methods and has been updated recently to support latest security standards.
The API has good documentation, supports all CRUD operations, and has API tokens.
Which of the following is true about an authentication token?Careful, there are several correct answers.
An authentication token makes sure that only a specific user with the right permissions can update or edit data.
API tokens let developers know how often to create and manipulate data.
An API token is a string of letters and numbers that is unique to each user.
Authentication token can be obtained via registration through an API's website.
API tokens are used to understand a response from a server and a request from a client.