a. What kind of URL do we need to use ?
Is this URL the correct endpoint -> https://hosted.datascopeapi.reuters.com/RestApi/v1/Extractions/Extract
b. Which DDS account and password can we use ?
c. Do we have an additional cost with Reuters if we want to use REST API call’s for exchange rates ?
d. Do we need SSL certificates ?
e. Can we use this REST API 24 hours ?
You can use the credentials for the web portal with the REST API as well.
The DSS website uses https and hence you may need a certificate in your client application. It will depend on the programming language/module used. For most clients, it is handled automatically by the underlying language. You can see DSS examples in the .NET/Java/Python in the downloads tab.
There is no downtime for the REST API. Calls can be invoked any time of the day.