GRNET Handle service is a service dedicated to provide, resolve and mint persistent identifiers (PID). This document describes the Handle RESTful web service, using the HTTP/1.1 application protocol.
The API supports the following functions
- GET for getting the data of a selected PID
- POST for creating a new PID with automatic generation of suffix name.
- PUT for creating/updating a new PID with manual generation of suffix name
- DELETE for deleting a selected PID
PID EPIC is totally (100%) compatible with the DOI and a PID (including the prefix) can also be interpreted from any server DOI.