What is an endpoint: Integration definitions
What is the definition of an endpoint? is the URL to which you send (POST) the authentication request. Developers use endpoints to send authentication requests to, specifying the appropriate parameters for API and data workflows. An endpoint is only one end of a communication channel used by developers, an endpoint is often represented as the URL of a server or service. Developers can send requests to the URL or by making an HTTP POST requests.
An API endpoint is a URL pattern used to communicate with an API. When programming in restful, the resource typically refers to some object or set of objects that are exposed at an API endpoint. An endpoint by itself is just a reference to a uri that accepts web requests that may or may not be restful. The endpoint of an API is a unique URL which stands for an object or collection of objects. And the endpoint is what developers indicate the HTTP based client for interacting with the resources.
Within DSYNC you can create destination endpoints quickly and easily by adding a new system to your canvas. The unique endpoint can be written to for responses to help software engineers with integrating new API endpoints. You can set up as many endpoints on your DSYNC canvas as necessary. The url for the endpoint you have created is in your right-side panel. Developers can create secure token endpoints by creating secure tokens from the DSYNC “my account” section.
How to create an endpoint for integration:
- Create a free developer account with DSYNC or sign up for a free trial
- In the top right-hand corner select "+ System"
- From the drop-down menu click on “Create system manually”
- Name your endpoint then create a description
- Your new endpoint will be added to the DSYNC canvas including your URI located in the right panel proceed to add your data schema (data layout)
Endpoints are important part of interacting with web APIs, endpoints show where certain resources are that can be accessed by 3rd party integration. Usually the access is via a URI to which HTTP requests are posed, and from which the response is thus expected.
What is an API endpoint - DSYNC integration
DSYNC can be used to create both Base core and Real time endpoints for system integration.
Create source endpoints - Create destination endpoints for create, update and delete API integration
w3 metadata defines and endpoint as:
Service Endpoint: A Web service that is addressable using a WS-Addressing endpoint reference.
Within the context of this specification, it is assumed that the consumer's primary goal is to interact with this service. Metadata Resource: A specialized Web service that is addressable using either a WS-Addressing endpoint reference or a URL and whose main purpose is to expose the XML representation of a piece of metadata associated with a Service Endpoint.
While technically a single Web service can be both a 'Service Endpoint' as well as a 'Metadata Resource', for the purposes of clarifying the various expectations of these two types Web services, this specification will discuss these two concepts (or roles) as distinct entities.
An endpoint is a data field within a system. DSYNC is super flexible and can work with multiple endpoints within a system. An example of a data endpoint could be customer data.
Tags: System integration API endpoints