A company has developed a web service for us. They have sent us the URL to the web service and the method and parameters we will need to call. They said that they would send us the secure API key and they just did. This key is in the format: ABCDE_IBMPC_Z12345 but no other instructions.
My question is, they did not send any instructions on how to log in with this secure API key. Is this something "generic" to all web services? Can someone tell me how to use this key to authenticate and log in so that I can call the method I need to call?
It will most likely need to be supplied as a querystring parameter... they should have told you what the parameter name is though :-)
It'll be something like ?api_key=ABCDE_IBMPC_Z12345