Re: Why doesn't it matter what I put in for appid?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ted Kubaska" <ted.kubaska@...> wrote:
> So I'm just trying out Yahoo Web Services and there's something reallyTed, it's a bit of a legacy design. Our terms of service require that
> simple and basic that I'm confused about. I have an appid and the
> example I'm trying does require that I specify an appid but it doesn't
> seem to care what it is or even if it is valid.
developers register for a unique AppID (API Key) and use that as part
of their webservice calls. Some of our webservices don't authenticate
that the AppID passed is valid, so as you observed any string will
work. (This is also true for 'YahooDemo' which we use as a demo key in
It's best to "future proof" your application by using a real AppID.
If/when AppID validation is implemented, you'll be covered.
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