API security and api_key

  • Posted on January 12, 2013
  • jrojasAsked by jrojas


I’m wondering if the choice of placing the api_key in the api URL requests is a good one. Is that insecure since this is not passed within a POST body? Shouldn’t this be a secret encrypted in the body using HTTPS?

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Here is a link to more information on HTTPS. <br> <br>

The URL path and parameters are all sent encrypted.