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API Application Program Interface: a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications. The API specifies how software components should interact and APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components.
APID Avios Partner Identification
ATRP Avios Travel Rewards Programme.
Avios The Avios reward programme.
BAEC British Airways Executive Club.
PUNTO Vueling’s Loyalty Programme
BAEC OCD BAEC gateway
ISO International Standards Organisation
JSON Java Script Object Notation: An open standard format that uses human- readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs. It is the primary data format used for asynchronous browser/server communication (AJAJ), largely replacing XML (used by AJAX).
Mashery A cloud hosted component of the API handling process. This function adds or modifies certain API parameters when a call is received and prior to processing by the called Avios application.
On-boarding The process of signing-up a partner commercially and getting them up to speed with Avios.
URI and URL A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), commonly informally termed a web address is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it. A URL is a specific type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) although many people use the two terms interchangeably. A URL implies the means to access an indicated resource, which is not true of every URI. URLs are most commonly used to reference web pages (http), but are also used for file transfer (ftp), email (mailto), database access (JDBC) and many other applications.
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol: a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. It uses the XML Information Set for its message format, and relies on other application layer protocols, most notably Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), for message negotiation and transmission
XML Extensible Markup Language: a mark-up language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format which is both human-readable and machine-readable.
JWT JSON Web Token (JWT) is an open standard (RFC 7519) that defines a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is digitally signed. JWTs can be signed using a secret (with the HMAC algorithm) or a public/private key pair using RSA.
UUID A Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) URN Namespace, rfc4122