It’s been two weeks since we launched our Nigerian Stock Exchange data API. We decided to do some analytics on the API usage yesterday and to our amazement, we’ve received a total of 665 hits on our API since launch on July 13th, 2011. Certainly some of this requests don’t translate into valid requests. Here’s a breakdown:
|Response Type||Response Code||Hits|
|OK (Successful API requests)||200||410|
|OK (All successful requests)||200||439|
|Forbidden (Unauthenticated Requests)||403||9|
The large number of Not Found requests were generated by trojans making requests like /PhpMyAdmin and other such requests (they were probably looking for security loopholes).
Of the 23 API tokens that have been provisioned, we have a 65% usage on those keys. Here’s a distribution of the requests we’ve received from those keys:
In order to make the points in the chart fit within a reasonable chart size, the topmost dot was reduced.