Most APIs today use an API Key to authenticate legitimate clients. API Keys are very simple to use from the consumer perspective:
- Get an API key from the service (in essence a shared secret).
- Add the key to an Authorization header.
- Call the API with
api-plus your base URL. Example:
API keys never expire.
You can add attributes to API keys to limit access to collections and documents. For more information about attributes, refer to Attributes.