Posted by gmurray71
on June 4, 2007 at 1:21 PM PDT
We all have services we want to provide on the web. In some cases such as with portals, partner sites, and with value add services we do not want to provide resources for free to everyone. This posting will discuss how to create a service that is requires an API key to access it and the code require to generate the API key.
Access to your Ajax Services we discussed the options that you may use to protect your
services which included using an API key. Creating and Using API Keys for Java Based Ajax Services provides both the client and server code for using API keys on your Java based services. Included in the document are a discussion on the motivations and limitations of using API keys with servlets using the built in security APIs of Java.
Do you use API keys with your services? If so what techniques are you using?