API Integrations in Python Blog


Network packet brokers and automation in Python

2024-07-15

Packet brokers are crucial for network engineers, providing a clear, detailed view of network traffic, aiding in efficient issue identification and resolution. But what is a network packet broker (NBP) really? Why are they needed? And how to automate one? Read more

Integrating with WordPress and Elementor API webhooks

2024-07-08

This article deals with WordPress, Elementor and webhooks APIs - how to accept data sent from WordPress forms and how to transform such requests into JSON messages to external API endpoints. Read more

Understanding API rate-limiting techniques

2024-07-02

Enabling rate-limiting in Zato means that access to Zato APIs can be throttled per endpoint, user or service - including options to make limits apply to specific IP addresses only - and if limits are exceeded within a selected period of time, the invocation will fail. Let's check how to use it all. Read more

Getting started with network automation in Python

2024-06-24

Discover a convenient, Python-based integration platform that can revolutionize your network management, making automation accessible and manageable for both novice and seasoned network engineers. Read more

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