|What architectural approach has been adopted for the OpenCorporates API?||The OpenCorporates in a RESTful API|
|What encryption is available on the OpenCorporates API?||The OpenCorporates API adopts HTTPS as its standard transport later security. HTTP is not supported.|
|Is the OpenCorporates API an async API?||The OpenCorporates is a synchronous API, supported request and response. Future versions may support asynchronous requests depending on use case applicability. |
|What method of authentication is supported by the OpenCorporates API?||The OpenCorporates RESTful API requires an api token that is embedded in either the header or as a URL parameter as;|
Support for OAuth2 is estimated for Q4’23.
See: API Authentication & Authorisation for further information and updates.
|Is the API hosted?||The OpenCorporates is a managed API service that is provided via our cloud infrastructure. |
|Does OpenCorporates provide test and development endpoints?||We don’t provide specific environments for this purpose, however further API accounts can be provisioned with separate authentication material to gain access. |
|What is the typical API response time?||API response times are typically < 250ms|
|Where can i find your The OpenCorporates API documentation?||Walkthrough and tutorial material can be found here: API Walkthrough, whereas formal API documentation can be found here API Documentation.|
|Does the OpenCorporates API support versioning?||The API endpoints support versioning, when versioning is omitted from the call the API will default to the latest supported API.|
Current API version can be found here.
|Does the OpenCorporates API provide rate limiting?||The OpenCorporates API has throttling applied as per your commercial package.|
|What support does OpenCorporates provide on its API?||OpenCorporates monitor its API and services 24/7 and provides help desk support for any issues or questions. You can contact support here.|
|What is the expected uptime for the OpenCorporates API?||The OpenCorporates API is provided with a 99.5% uptime expectation with appropriate caveats for scheduled maintenance. |
Updated on September 8, 2023
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