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200 OK? Check Again.

Something we’ve talked a LOT about is when an API returns a HTTP 200 ok code, but the API returns an error. This can be a challenge for a gateway’s passive monitoring and backend services to spot because, technically, nothing went wrong.

Take a look at one we had just this morning from the APIs for a major IoT provider.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:10:52 GMT
Server: Apache
Vary: Accept-Encoding

{
“status”: 2XXX,
“body”: {},
“error”: “An unknown error occurred: Maintenance mode, please check http://status.fakename.com/”
}

It’s vital to have active monitoring that not only spots these problems, but lets you know – before your customers do. And in the world of Open Banking, where this is a regulatory compliance issue, you need to spot these before they trigger a regulator complaint – and you can’t prove it didn’t happen.

Contact APImetrics today about how our active monitoring solutions can spot issues like this.

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