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Auth tokens

API keys referred to as auth tokens. They consist mostly of a (usually secret) string that authenticates REST calls, along with some associated properties.

Auth tokens are required for almost all REST calls, with a few exceptions, such as @authentication (since its purpose is to acquire an auth token), @heartbeat and @license.

Auth tokens can be specified in a REST call:
  • for GET calls, as a URL parameter, e.g. .../customers?auth=ABCDEF123456:1 Note that this is not recommended as it is not secure, but it can be convenient for debugging.
  • for all calls including GET, as an HTTP header, e.g.  Authorization: CALiveAPICreator ABCDEF123456:1
Auth tokens are created automatically by the authentication service, but they can also be created "by hand", either in the API Creator, or using the API or command line.


 Name Type Required Description
 ident integer Y The unique identifier for this object
 ts timestamp Y The date and time when this object was created or last modified
 name string(100) Y The name for the auth token.
 description string(2000) N 
 apikey string(128) Y The actual auth token. On insertion, this will be generated by the system if left blank, or a value can be provided if you want a "fixed" auth token.
 status char Y Can be "A" for Active or "D" for Deactivated. A deactivated auth token cannot be used -- it will result in an authentication error.
 expiration timestamp N If specified, the date and time at which this auth token will become invalid.
 logging string(200) N A comma-separated list of logging levels for the various loggers, e.g.:

If all loggers should be at the same level, you can also use:

 user_identifier string(100) N If specified, the identifier for the user (typically some sort of user name or user ID). This should ideally allow identification of the user, but that is not required.
 data string(1000) N If specified, a comma-separated list of name/value pairs that will be available in the security context for this auth token, e.g.:
 origin char N Indicates who created this auth token. 'A' means that it was created by the authentication service.
 project_ident integer Y The ident of the project/API that contains this auth token