Hoover's API Version 3.1 - Security


1. API Key

All users must provide their API Key in every call made to Hoovers API. This key is specific to an environment. Therefore, your Hoover's API Development key will not work for Production and vice versa. Make sure you are using the correct key/environment pair.

The header that contains the API Key is defined in the WSDL, and the provided sample code contains examples in Java Spring, .Net WCF, and PHP of how to use the API Key header. The following is an example of the API Key header:

<sch:API-KEY xmlns:sch="http://applications.dnb.com/webservice/schema/">YOUR API KEY HERE</sch:API-KEY>