This article is for the one’s who is already working with PHP/Yii2 or who wants to quick start developing a RESTful API using Yii2 framework with
- OAuth 2.0 authentication
- A developer dashboard
- API documentation template
Here I’m sharing the Live demo and Source code of a RESTful API with OAuth2 authentication/security developed using Yii2 framework You can use this if you want to quick start developing your own custom RESTful API by skipping 95% of your scratch works. Hopefully this will save lot of your time as this API includes all the basic stuffs you need to get started.
Developer Dashboard ¶
This API also includes a developer dashboard with the API documentation which is developed in Yii2 framework. This will be useful to manage your developers access to the API documentation.
Why Yii2? ¶
It's Fast, It’s Secure and Professional!. Yii comes with rich features: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
What is a RESTful API? ¶
REST is an architectural style for building APIs. It stands for “Representational State Transfer”. It means when we build an API, we build it in a way that HTTP methods and URIs mean something, and the API has to respond in a way that’s expected.
Something about OAuth 2.0 ¶
The OAuth 2.0 is an authorization framework which enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service.
Source Code ¶
Official Documentation ¶
Documentation for this RESTful API can be found on the Yii 2.0 RESTful API with OAuth 2.0 Documentation. Security Vulnerabilities
If you discover a security vulnerability within this API, please send an e-mail to Sirin k at email@example.com. All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.
Installation instructions ¶