Wyscout APIs Authentication

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"

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