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Last Updated: Nov 07, 2017

This article guides you through the process of calling the API services published by other providers. You must follow these steps:

  1. Obtain API documentations.
  2. Create an app.
  3. Obtain authorization.
  4. Call an API.

Three elements of calling an API

Three basic conditions are required to call an API:

  • API: The API you are going to call, you must obtain detailed parameter definitions.
  • App: The app is your identity when calling the API. AppKey and AppSecret are used for authentication.
  • Permission between API and app: The app must be authorized to call the API. This permission can be set up through the authorization function.

The following articles provide the details about how to meet the three conditions and show a Demo of calling an API.