To use the CEDAR API you will need the software tooling required to make queries directly to the API. This tooling can be a simple operating system command like ‘curl’, the API Swagger documentation built-in testing commands, an API accession tool, or a complete software application. Most of our documentation uses examples with curl to demonstrate API access. For developers creating an application, we suggest using a separate account dedicated to your application. This API key may have to be changed on occasion, and it should be decoupled from your personal account API key.

CEDAR is written in a way that all of its services are accessible via a RESTful API. A focused subset of those services are “open services”, intended for any CEDAR user Forex to use as they wish. In our CEDAR guide we will describe the use of these open services. This chapter presents CEDAR’s API, or Application Programming Interface.