I have tried unsuccessfully to establish a working CFL API Key. I have sent email to firstname.lastname@example.org over a month ago, but have received no response. I get the API Key from the API Key Request form, but it just says it is in the REQUESTED state and I never hear anything more. Testing the key returns the following error:
Invalid or incorrect key parameter provided.
Does anyone know if the API is still active and if it's still possible to get a working Key?
The API allows you to access all CFL stats programmatically by making HTTP requests to the API endpoints provided in the documentation. It exists specifically for this purpose and there is a documented procedure to request a "KEY" for access. The website generates the key and moves your request to a pending status. That all works, but it seems the approval of the requests are not being seen by anyone, or else they are being ignored. Maybe the API is no longer supported, which would be a shame.
You are not permitted to use the data for commercial purposes or to compete with CFL official apps, but you can make use of the data to build your own application. I don't believe that there are any endpoints in the documentation that are related specifically to the CFL forum.
I am new to the forum, so will have to figure out how to raise my question with the admins. Thanks for the suggestion.
Eventually I just got it without talking to anyone in an official capacity. It might take longer in the off-season as well. I wish there was a more straightforward answer, but I'm afraid it seems to be a very mysterious process.