As you build with the eagle.io API, take note of the following best practices to ensure you develop safe, reliable and efficient code.
All requests must be made over HTTPS.
API keys should be kept secret and the Read only permission assigned to keys that only need to perform read operations (GET requests). For additional security, you can restrict the API key to certain Workspaces by setting the Access level to Limited Workspaces.
Take advantage of HTTP compression for sending and receiving large requests.
When working with time series data, ensure you limit the size of the requests for both extraction and insertion. If the request or response is too large or exceeds our processing time threshold, the 413 Request Too Large error response will be returned.
You should limit the rate of requests to the API to ensure you do not exceed the usage limits.
Responses will always use HTTP Status Codes to indicate the result of the request. Be prepared to handle unexpected errors which may arise from:
Enable the Display Node Ids in properties dialog option to quickly discover Node Id’s from the user interface. The Node Id will be shown in the associated Node properties dialog. You can also assign your own unique Custom Id to every node for use with the API.
When synchronising data to an external system, ensure you only query for data that has changed since your previous request. By specifying a timeQuery of MODIFIED, only records added or changed within your query range will be returned.