Review the definitions for terms used across Cloudflare’s API Shield documentation.
|Also known as an API request. An API call is a message sent to a server asking an API to provide a service or information.
|The API endpoint is the location where API calls or requests are fulfilled. API Shield defines endpoints as a host, method, and path tuple.
|The API schema defines which API requests are valid based on several request properties like target endpoint, path or query variable format, and HTTP method.
|JSON web token (JWT)
|A common authentication and authorization method used in web applications and APIs.
|mTLS (mutual TLS)
|MTLS is a common security practice that uses client TLS certificates to provide an additional layer of protection, allowing to cryptographically verify the client information.
|A session identifier is a unique number that a website assigns to identify a specific user for the duration of their visit.
|The source endpoint is the endpoint managed by API Shield in Endpoint Management by its routing feature.
|The target endpoint is the ultimate destination that a request is sent to by API Shield’s routing feature.