API Interactive Overview
Move your way through this interactive graphic to explore the APIs being developed on the forecourt, in the store, and in the cloud. Bring a visual clarity to the power of APIs for your organization, as well as for the experiences of your employees and customers!
Joint API Data Dictionary
The API Data Dictionary is jointly owned by IFSF (www.ifsf.org) and Conexxus, and shared in order to assist in the use of our international standards. V1.0 of the dictionary is open to the public and everybody is allowed to use it. Future versions may be made available to the public as well. We expect many users will find the Dictionary helpful to understand retail fueling and convenience and to define further innovative and collaborative APIs.
API Development Roadmap
View the Conexxus/Open Retailing development roadmap for APIs.
API Design Rules for JSON
This document describes the Open Retailing (fuel retailing and convenience store) style guidelines for the use of JSON based APIs, including property and object naming conventions. These guidelines are based on best practice gleaned from IFSF, Conexxus, OMG (IXRetail), W3C, Amazon, Open API Standard and other industry bodies.
API Implementation Guide - Security
This document describes the Fuel Retailing and Convenience Store API implementation guidelines for security.
API Implementation Guide - Transport Alternatives
This document describes the Fuel Retailing and Convenience Store transport layer alternatives for RESTful web services carrying JSON based APIs.
Design Rules for APIs OAS 3.0
This document describes the Open Retailing (fuel retailing and convenience store) style guidelines for the use of RESTful Web Service APIs, specifically the use of the OAS3.0 file format and referencing of relevant JSON Schemas from that file. These guidelines are based on best practice gleaned from OMG (IXRetail), W3C, Amazon, Open API Standard and other industry bodies.
These guidelines are not to be considered a primer for how to create APIs. There are thousands of documents and blog posts about APIs and best-practices for creating them. This guide is rather a set of practices to serve as “guardrails” to ensure that Open Retailing APIs have a consistent design.
Each week Conexxus hosts webinars on a variety of topics, including webinars on APIs through our educational series Conexxus365. Visit our full list of webinars on conexxus365.org to find those that are available on-demand and coming up live.
For Frequently Asked Questions about the Conexxus or Open Retailing repositories, please visit: https://openretailing.org/faqs.html Here you will find questions and answers on APIs, Git, GitLab, setting up SourceTree, generating SSH keys, the API Data Dictionary, available tools, simulators, and much more.