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cAPI Core REST API 2.0.0 Beta
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Turn your Joomla website into a webservice to manage SSO, integrate with enterprise infrastructure, power mobile apps and more!

Extend functionality with plugins

Take advantage of our growing library of API webservices plugins.

Save your application servers

Built-in API rate throttling can be configured globally or an a per-token basis. Provides intelligent feedback which API consumers can use to proactively throttle requests before hitting hard limits.

Control access without the hassle

Leverage Joomla's robust ACL to control access to any add-ons, routes or request-types. Expert users can leverage Joomla's pluggable authentication architecture to open up corporate middleware and SSO capabilities.

How does it work?

cAPI injects the Slim micro-framework into the Joomla application instance, allowing for service route plugins to be built at any level of the event stack. But that's only the beginning!

A Services Control Panel manages the creation of JSON REST API access tokens, Slim framework parameters and API rate limitation rules. This allows an administrator to create tokens mapped to specific Joomla users who in turn are assigned unique group permissions using Joomla ACL.

The service routes are built into Joomla plugins which can be enabled / disabled or assigned access permissions individually. This opens the door for development of feature expansions to the core cAPI services to expose 3rd party Joomla extensions, database querying or even remote LDAP (Microsoft Active Directory) as RESTful JSON APIs.

Additional Notes

After installation, make sure to enable the newly installed cAPI plugins. In the future we will enable all install plugins by default. Also, please make sure that you secure your public websites via HTTPS before enabling API functionality.

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