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Terminal Insanity
Convex Enterprises
Posted - 2011.04.11 20:19:00 - [1]

I think we need more options for api access. Specifically, control over what parts of the API the key has access to.

I propose a new API Key level called "Custom" that would provide checkboxes on the website for us to select what sections of the API will be available through that key. Additionally, it should allow us to select what characters on the account are available through the key, though it does not have to provide these on a per-character basis.

This would make it possible to strip down a key to just your char/corp/killmails so that you do not have to provide a full director/ceo's key to killboards. Many other advantages would be gained by having a customizable API.

I think its important that the "Full API" key stays intact, and that an additional key is created for this, or, the 'Limited API' key becomes the customizable one.

Rage For Order
Posted - 2011.04.12 04:31:00 - [2]

Would anyone use it? If you can hide your characters, corps won't ask for a custom API key in which you can hide potential spies.

If KM is only available to Full, then I would suggest it be moved to Limited.

Then again, if it was only KM you are interested in, then the KB site would only track that part. So your assets and other stuff are still hidden really.

This also wouldn't work too well for programs like Evehq as it would be requesting for information in which it wouldn't be available. And since it's only available for you to see again, whats the point?

The only use I have ever seen for a Full API key is for programs like evehq and evemeep.

I don't see any need for a custom key.

Terminal Insanity
Convex Enterprises
Posted - 2011.04.12 07:14:00 - [3]

Edited by: Terminal Insanity on 12/04/2011 07:15:32
Well, usually there are several people with access to the webserver. And most CEO/Directors dont want to give all of those people access to their API Key. People are using alts and giving them director access just to avoid giving their main char's full api to all the web developers.

It could also be used to give api access to your market items only, to say, eve-central. And not give them full access to your contracts/skills/etc

And yes, i think its important to keep the Full API key, for the reason you mentioned.

Terminal Insanity
Convex Enterprises
Posted - 2011.06.27 15:11:00 - [4]


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