I just want to use an API? What are plans?
A plan is collection of API resources or subsets of resources from one or more API. A plan can contain a mixture of HTTP GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE verbs from different APIs or it can contain all the GET verbs from various APIs. A plan can have a common rate limit for all the resources or each resource can have a different rate limit. Rate limits specify how many requests an application is allowed to make during a specified time interval.
Use this Developer Portal to browse the different plans that are available to you and select a plan that is most suitable for your requirements. Some plans have restricted access that you must request access to use. When you submit your request, the organization is notified, the API administrator assesses your request and they might contact you for more details. Other plans are available to use straight away.
How do I see my API usage?
The numbers of requests, for different APIs, that your application has made are shown on your application page.
Click 'Apps' in the main menu and then click on your application. Under 'Subscribed Plans' you will see all plans your application is subscribed to.
For each API contained in that plan you can see the usage compared to the rate limit of the plan.
How can I test an API?
It is possible to test an API from this Developer Portal.
When looking at the details of an API you will see a table of the operations contained in the API. This will show what method they are (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, PATCH, HEAD or OPTIONS) and what path the Resource uses.
If you click on the Resource you will see more information about it, what parameters it might take, what it returns, what possible return codes it might use and what they mean.
There is also a 'Try' button which enables you to try the Resource out direct from the Developer Portal.
If the API requires a client ID or a client secret for identification then you can specify these at the top of the 'Try' section.