How do you check an API URL

Check an API URL for Errors

This is a basic test the end user can do when an API request fails from an application, why do you need to do this?, most of the time apps are configured with URL+API key to authenticate and fetch information, however, the app sometimes fails without giving a reasonable message to understand what is happening.

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The simple test you can do is open your browser and copy paste the URL+API key request and see the resultant message.

Here is an example screenshot

API Request forbidden message
Check an API URL

Also, you can use tools like curl, and Powershell, examples given below

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