# Cloud Applications
All the GoDaddy Poynt services and data are accessible through RESTful APIs in the cloud. These APIs can be used to build applications that can sync or process data. Merchants can use these apps to create and manage resources such as orders, customers, and products once the app receives the authorization to access their business information.
All Poynt APIs are built with commonly used RESTful design patterns, and use the standard OAuth2.0 authentication & authorization framework as well as Json Web Tokens (JWTs) as the bearer tokens.
You can refer to our merchant authorization section for more information.
As a general overview, consuming GoDaddy Poynt APIs on behalf of a merchant involves the following steps:
Registering an application detailing the resources your application would like to access on behalf of the merchant to obtain API Credentials.
Obtaining an Access Token from the Poynt OAuth2.0 endpoint.
Making authenticated API calls passing the Access Token in the Authorization header.