What is an API endpoint?

Posted on January 17, 2023
Definition of API endpoint

An API endpoint is a digital location where an API receives requests about a specific resource on its server.
https://blog.hubspot.com/website/api-endpoint

In simple terms, an API endpoint is the point of entry in a communication channel when two systems are interacting. It refers to touchpoints of the communication between an API and a server.
https://rapidapi.com/blog/api-glossary/endpoint/

An API endpoint is a digital location exposed via the API from where the API receives requests and sends out responses. Each endpoint is a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that provides the location of a resource on the API server.
https://kinsta.com/knowledgebase/api-endpoint/

An API endpoint defines the address or connection point to a Web service. It is typically represented by a simple HTTP URL string.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Services_Description_Language#Objects_in_WSDL_1.1_.2F_WSDL_2.0

An application endpoint is based on an abstract definition, such as a Web service, and can be either a “provider” or “consumer” endpoint. A provider endpoint identifies an addressable location that provides a service.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/visual-studio-2008/ms181835(v=vs.90)

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