The API.chat is organized around REST. Our API has predictable resource-oriented URLs, accepts JSON request bodies, returns JSON-encoded responses, and uses standard HTTP response codes, authentication, and verbs.
For the chatbot scenario, we use XML-based notation. You can read more about it here. Scenario resource is the only one that uses XML-object.
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Your API keys carry many privileges, so be sure to keep them secure! Do not share your secret API keys in publicly accessible areas such as GitHub, client-side code, and so forth.
Authentication to the API is performed via header auth. Provide your API in a header Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key
curl -v -X GET "https://bot.api.chat/bots/"
-H "Cache-Control: no-cache"
-H "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
All API requests must be made over HTTPS. Calls made over plain HTTP will fail. API requests without authentication will also fail.