API-Key Based Authentication: Quickly and Easily by Anuj Kaushal

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API-Key based authentication is a simple way for providing secure access to APIs. This involves the following steps:

  1. Pre-requisite: User logs in to the service portal and finds or generates an API-Key.
  2. The API-Key is shared with the client application.
  3. The client application makes a request for a resource using the API key.

Steps required in API Key based authentication.

* An API-key is simply a token that a client provides when making API calls.

How to invoke a REST API protected with an API-Key using Oracle Integration Cloud?

Oracle REST Adapter provides a comprehensive way for consuming external RESTful APIs. It provides a re-usable connection that can be used to specify the security policy for accessing protected APIs. For consuming APIs protected using an API-Key, integration developers should proceed by selecting API Key Based Authentication security policy. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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