Consuming APIs in ABAP and Solving SSL Issues

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⇨ Consuming an API can be a complicated process.

⇨ Before starting, you must know what parameters to add to your request and how to interpret the answer.

⇨ It is important to know how to troubleshoot potential issues.

In this article, you will find a step-by-step guide to implement and troubleshoot a basic API consumption with SSL connection.
How often do you get the order to consume a WS, establish an SSL connection and troubleshoot any possible incident? The simple task of consuming an API usually requires several technical teams to give support: programmers, basis, networking and security. It is usually not easy to align the planets with all the teams and give a solution or answer to quickly start testing the interface.
There are five steps in this process: To define the connection in SM59, we must define the URL that we want to reach according to the definition obtained in the API documentation. In case the endpoint changes, the only thing we need to do is to update our connection, defined in transaction SM59.

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