Feature #8530

use login and password instead of "api access key" in REST API

Added by Alex Last about 11 years ago. Updated about 11 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2011-06-04
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:REST API
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this request is extracted from #8529

it would be great if REST API supported the concept of "login" so that REST users would be able to "login" through REST API using their login&password (instead of API access key!) and then they'd receive some "session key" they could use temporarily for this session.

See how the same mechanism is implemented in Atlassian Jira remote API.

This would simplify the REST API usage in various UIs (people are often confused about "api access key", they want to use their login&password). Just imagine how inconvenient it is to type an API access key in Redmine Android client on a phone screen!


#1 Updated by Alex Last about 11 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

never mind, I see BASIC http auth is already supported properly for REST API (it wasn't the case ~6 months ago).

#2 Updated by Etienne Massip about 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Resolution set to Invalid

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