API Standard and Guidelines Part A - Business

Version 1.0 Approved October 2016

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1 Introduction

2 Scope

3 Business Context

4 Principles

5 Key Characteristics of an API

6 Lifecycle Management

7 Application of the Standard

8 Getting Started with APIs

9 API Governance

10 Appendix: Glossary

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