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Connection methods

The different ways to connect to the UKVD API


1. Basic authentication

Just as it says, basic API Key Authentication utilising the URL to pass the request and the API key in one.

  • Development time: 2 mins
  • Security: Medium
Example
URL
https://uk1.ukvehicledata.co.uk/api/datapackage/{DataPackage}?v=2&api_nullitems=1&auth_apikey={API Key ID}&user_tag=123&key_VRM=KM12AKK

2. Key exchange (OAuth2)

Just as it says, basic API Key Authentication utilising the URL to pass the request and the API key in one.

  • Development time: 20-30 mins
  • Security: Strong
Example
Message
Example code in all major languages can be found in your UKVD Control Panel

Note. IP locking

IP Locking is a security service we provide free to all our customers. Please see IP Locking in the Account Security page found here

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