Generating the authentication header with Basic Authentication
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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
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);