The web service will implement a RESTful JSON standard, using the appropriate HTTP method
to a route of the form /<version>/<request_path>
The webservice will require an APIkey that will be a SHA-256 base64 encoded hash. This API
key is to be sent in the header of each request using header name “Authorization” value
formatted as <type><key>
All request data (POST data) will be JSON
HTTP Status codes should be used to indicate the outcome of an API call.
Additionally, theAPI should return an error payload for an API call, especially for POST and
PUT calls. This will allow for better feedback to front end users and allow developers to
differentiate between technical connection issues and missing data on the request.The API
client should validate data before making a web service call to minimise these cases.