Bearer Authentication

About Bearer Authentication

Bearer authentication (also called token authentication) is a HTTP authentication scheme that involves security tokens called bearer tokens. Note that bearer authentication should only be used over HTTPS (SSL). For more information, see here.

In the rest of this guide, we will use "API key" to refer to the bearer token used for authentication.

Authentication Header

Postman uses bearer authentication. In practice, this means that clients calling our API should include the API key in the Authorization header when making requests:

Authorization: Bearer <api_key>

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