Wyscout APIs Authentication
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This page explain how to authenticate to Wyscout APIs using Basic Access Authentication.
Using your client software
Depending on your client software you should be provided with a mechanism for supplying an username and password: that will build the required authentication headers automatically.
For example you can specify the -u argument with curl as username:password.
Supplying Basic Access Authentication headers
It is possible to construct the authentication headers manually:
- Build a string of the form username:password.
- Encode the string in Base64
- Supply an "Authorization" header with content "Basic " followed by the encoded string.
For example, the string "Aladdin:OpenSesame" encodes to "QWxhZGRpbjpPcGVuU2VzYW1l" in base64, so you would use this string "Authorization: Basic QWxhZGRpbjpPcGVuU2VzYW1l"