• 22 Feb 2024
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The Qwilt CDN APIs use standard token based authentication for controlling access. The Login API is used to authenticate the API user and generate a cqloud access token. The user submits their Qwilt Cloud credentials (username and password) to the login API in order to generate the token. The token is then used to interact with the APIs.

A cqloud token is also required to send an API request with the Try Me feature of the API documentation.

A token is valid for one hour. When it expires, use the Login API to generate a new one.

Generate a Token with the Login API

Use the Login API to generate a token.

Resource URL

Request Parameters

  • username - The username.
  • password - The user's password. This is an optional parameter. If this parameter is excluded from the request, the initial response is a prompt for the password.

Request Example

This example shows how to use a cURL command to save the generated token to the local directory using the filename specified in <cookiefile>.

curl -i -c <cookiefile> -u <username>:<password>

Response Example

HTTP response code 302 is used by the Login API to indicate success.

The API token is the "cqloudLoginToken" value found in the "Set-Cookie" field.

HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:10:54 GMT
Set-Cookie: cqloudLoginToken=eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJkYXRhQWNjZXNzQ29udHJvbCI6eyJDRE4iOlsiKiJdLCJhbGxvd2VkT3JnSWRzIjpbIioiXSwiY29udGVudFB1Ymxpc2hlcnMiOlsiKiJdLCJmb290cHJpbnQiOlsiKiJdLCJrZXlzIjpbIioiXSwibm1hRXZlbnRzIjpbIioiXSwicW5EZXBsb3ltZW50IjpbIioiXSwic2VjcmV0cyI6WyIqIl19LCJlbWFpbCI6ImVzdGhlcmJAcXdpbHQuY29tIiwiZW5jb2RlZFBlcm1zIjoiSDRzSUFBQUFBQUFBLzZ4WFMzUGpOZ3orTHo2SE92UzR0M1RkbkxyVG5jeTBkNXFFWk14U0pBT0. . . ; 
HttpOnly; Secure
Vary: Origin
Content-Length: 2
Connection: keep-alive

Pass the Token with the API Request

When forming an API request, use the Authorization header to pass the cqloudLoginToken.

The Authorization header value must be the word "BEARER" followed by a space and the cqloudLoginToken:

BEARER <cqloudLoginToken>

For example:

curl --request GET \
  --url \
  --header 'Accept: */*' \
  --header 'Authorization: BEARER eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJkYXRhQWNjZX...'

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