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CCNP Enterprise Core (350-401) Cisco Software Defined Networking

Application Programming Interface

Another popular method of communicating with network devices along with the command line interface is the application programming interface, or API.

APIs are mechanisms to communicate with application or other software. They can be used to communicate with various components of a network device through software.

It is possible to use APIs to configure or monitor components of a network.

There are multiple different types of application programming interfaces.

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