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DSWS REST API communication encrypted?

I have had a security related conversation come my concerning the the DSWS client Rest API. Can anyone advise if this connection is encrypted? For example when making a connection via Rsession, the URL contains username and password in plain text. Grateful for confirmation.

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@darren.rogers

Thank you for reaching out to us.

Yes, DSWS REST API uses an HTTPS connection (https://product.datastream.com). According to this page, HTTPS encrypts nearly all information sent between a client and a web service. The URL path and query string parameters are encrypted, as are POST bodies.

However, it will not secure if the application uses an HTTP connection (http://product.datastream.com).

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