Connecting to 3rd-party APIs - How to work with REST API connector
In this video, I’m working with our REST API connector to connect to our own elastic.io Integration Management API. We offer several ways to authenticate an API depending on its configuration. Here we take basic authentication with username and password.
Now with the elastic.io API, the username is actually the email address you registered with. You can navigate to the Profile Information page to copy it from there. For the password, you will take our API Key that you will find on the Profile Information page as well. Just click on it and it will be automatically copied to you clipboard. After you added the credentials, you can proceed with the configuration.
Here you have several options to choose from. I’m leaving everything as it is but I need to add the URL. In our case, the URL is also provided on the Profile Information page. In other cases – with other APIs –, you will need to check the corresponding API documentation. Now all I need to do is retrieve a sample to check if the configuration has been done correctly – and it looks good. Et voilà, now I can use the elastic.io’s own API in my integration flow.