• What is the difference between an API and an API Product?

    API stands for Application Programming Interface, which is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. An API product bundles resources (such as API proxies) in order to provide a specific level of access and functionality for client app developers. On the other hand an API product typically specifies a list of API proxies, along with access limits, API key approval method, and other configuration that should be in place for all of the bundled proxies.

  • What is the difference between the sandbox URL and a live URL?

    The sandbox URL is used for testing purposes, you can perform calls using the sandbox URL without worrying about impacting production data.  API calls using the live URL will utilize the production backend systems and should only be used for production transactions.

  • Where do I go to request API keys?

    To get started with our APIs, please send a request to APITechSupport@arkbluecross.com

    Please include the following information in your request:
    * Company name
    * Company address
    * Point of contact, including email and phone
    * Short description of intent on how APIs will be used
    * Once we receive the above information, a member of the ABCBS team will be in contact shortly.