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Username & Password

Use a username & password to authenticate web service calls.


Server-side calls to our APIs can be authenticated using the same username & password that you use to log on to our website with. This makes it the easiest way to authenticate server-side calls, but it has a few drawbacks:

If you change your password, your API calls will start failing and you will need to update your application with your new password If other application users can access the configuration, your Data8 password may be exposed It must not be used in client-side JavaScript in web applications, as users of your application will be able to access your login details For these reasons, we would advise you use API Key or JWT Token authentication for any new developments.