# Proxying a Remote HTTP API

The HTTP Service connector is used to proxy third-party HTTP APIs through DreamFactory. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities in terms of creating sophisticated API-driven applications, because once mounted you can create powerful workflows involving multiple APIs. Once example we like to show off is DreamFactory's ability to retrieve records from a MySQL database and then translate some of the returned text into a different language using IBM Watson's language translation API. You could also easily mount any of the thousands of APIs found in the Rakuten RapidAPI Marketplace.

In this section you'll learn how to add the third-party OpenWeather API to your DreamFactory instance. If you'd like to follow along with this example, head over to https://openweathermap.org/ and create a free account in order to obtain an API key.