API Integrations in Python Blog


Using OAuth in API Integrations

2024-06-16

OAuth is often employed in processes requiring permissions to be granted to frontend applications and end users. Yet, what we typically need in API systems integrations is a way to secure connections between the integration middleware and backend systems without a need for any ongoing human interactions. OAuth can be a good choice for that scenario and this article shows how it can be achieved. Read more

HL7 FHIR Integrations in Python

2024-06-10

Learn how to use Python with HL7 FHIR, a contemporary data model and message transfer protocol designed to facilitate the exchange of information among systems used in health care settings. Read more

New API Integration Tutorial in Python

2024-06-02

Large organizations rely heavily on deep-backend software systems which are integrated and automated using principled methodologies, innovative techniques and well-defined implementation frameworks. If you'd like to learn how to integrate and automate such complex systems correctly, check the new API integration tutorial that will show you how to do it in Python too. Read more

Web scraping as an API service

2024-05-27

In systems-to-systems integrations, there comes an inevitable time when we have to employ some kind of a web scraping tool to integrate with a particular application. Despite its not being our first choice, it is good to know what to use at such a time - in this article, I provide a gentle introduction to my favorite tool of this kind, called Playwright. Read more

SSH commands as API microservices

2024-05-20

This is a quick guide on how to turn SSH commands into a REST API service. The use-case may be remote administration of devices or equipment that does not offer a REST interface or making sure that access to SSH commands is restricted to selected external REST-based API clients only. Read more

IMAP and OAuth2 Integrations with Microsoft 365

2024-05-13

Microsoft 365 requires for all IMAP connections to use OAuth2. This can be challenging to configure in server-side automation and orchestration processes so Zato offers an automated that lets you access emails without requiring you to get into low-level OAuth2 details. Read more

What is an API gateway?

2024-05-06

In this article, we are going to use Zato in its capacity as a multi-protocol Python API gateway - we will integrate a few popular technologies, accepting requests sent over protocols commonly used in frontend systems, enriching and passing them to backend systems and returning responses to the API clients using their preferred data formats. Read more

API Testing in Pure English

2024-04-29

Do you have 20 minutes to learn how to test APIs in pure English, without any programming needed? Great, read on for the details. Read more

Enterprise Python: Integrating with Salesforce

2024-04-22

Salesforce connections are one of the newest additions to Zato 3.2, allowing you to look up and manage Salesforce records and other business data. To showcase it, the article will create a sample Salesforce marketing campaign in a way that does not require the usage of anything else except for basic REST APIs combined with plain Python objects, such as dicts. Read more

Service-oriented API task scheduling

2024-04-15

An integral part of Zato, its scalable, service-oriented scheduler makes it is possible to execute high-level API integration processes as background tasks. The scheduler runs periodic jobs which in turn trigger services and services are what is used to integrate systems. Read more