API Glossary

There are many acronyms and definitions in the world of the API so we have put together a short list containing the most used terms...

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Service Ticket (ST) -

A ticket sent by CAS, through the User Agent to a service. Each ST may be used only once, and must be combined with the unique identifier for one specific/service in order to be useful. (Put another way, a service that knows its own unique identifier will refuse to accept STs intended for another service. This prevents one service from mounting a "man in the middle" attack against another.)

SOAP -

Simple Object Access Protocol is a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. It uses XML Information Set for its message format, and relies on other application layer protocols, most notably Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), for message negotiation and transmission.

Status Code -

HTTP status codes are what the server sends in the Response back to the client with regards to the status of the Request.

SLA -

Service Level Agreements are a form of contract between a service provider and consumer defining expected performance metrics.