Hoover's API Version 3.2 - Security

Security

1. API Key

All users must provide their API Key in every call made to Hoover's 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.

2. Logging In

Users can provide a username and password in the header for every call made to Hoover's API to invoke authentication. This header is optional and should be used ONLY if authentication is required. It is suggested that you use HTTPS for any call that involves a username and password.

The header that contains the username and password is defined in the WSDL, and the provided sample code contains examples in Java Spring, .Net WCF, and PHP of how to use the username and password header.