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Feb 24, 2007 / pixtur
Jan 5, 2009 / phsouzacruz
 

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Brainstorming about how authentication for the API could look like


Authentication at 43things.comπ

pixtur : I am not a big fan of using clear password and login in urls, but at least here is an example for it.


Atom Authentication (used by 43things)π

http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/12/17/dive.html

We should study this article in detail.

3 Comments

oyvind.kinsey:

11 years ago

My suggestion is to have an authentication service where you can authenticate with your normal credentials and receive an authentication token/key. This token would be presented on subsequent requests/function calls and identify you.

xl:sounds good

11 years ago

isnt this already implemented in activation mails?

oyvind.kinsey:

11 years ago

I do believe it is.