HTTP Basic Access Auth

Authentication to the API is performed via HTTP Basic Access Authentication. Provide your API key as the basic auth username value. You do not need to provide a password. If you need to authenticate via bearer auth (e.g., for a cross-origin request) see Token Authentication

If you don’t use a client which can handle the HTTP Basic Access Authentication request for you, make sure you send the request as a header with the following format:

Authorization: Basic cHJpdmF0ZV9CUW9raWtKT3ZCaUkySGxXZ0g0b2xmUTI6

base64encode('username:password') = base64 value to pass in the header
base64encode('private_BQokikJOvBiI2HlWgH4olfQ2:') = cHJpdmF0ZV9CUW9raWtKT3ZCaUkySGxXZ0g0b2xmUTI6

In the above example the username and empty password are base64 encoded. Note the : sign after your private key in the above example.

curl "" \
   -u "private_BQokikJOvBiI2HlWgH4olfQ2:"
curl "" \
   -H "Authorization: Basic cHJpdmF0ZV9CUW9raWtKT3Z


curl uses the -u flag to pass basic auth credentials (adding a colon after your API key prevents cURL from asking for a password).


You must replace private_BQokikJOvBiI2HlWgH4olfQ2 with your private API key.