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Generating the authentication header with Basic Authentication

This article contains information on the V1 XML API which has been deprecated. For docs on the V2 JSON API please see here:

http://help.screensteps.com/m/screenstepslive-api/c/182738

This article discusses how to create the header that is required when retrieving data from your ScreenSteps account using the ScreenSteps Live API and a user account's username/password.

Authorization header when using a ScreenSteps Live user account username/password

Content-Type: application/xml

Accept: application/xml

Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 17:56:39 GMT

Authorization: Basic AUTH_STRING

Generating the AUTH_STRING

To generate the AUTH_STRING to use with Basic authentication you simply base64 encode the username and password separated by a colon.

Here is an example in PHP:

$header = "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode($username . ':' . $password);

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