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How to authenticate with the FormBackend API

Authenticating with our API is as simple as passing the Authorization header. An example Authorization header would look like this:

GET /api/v1/me.json
Authorization: Bearer exampletoken
curl -H 'Authorization: Bearer exampletoken'

Create an API token

In order to use the API you need to create an API token. You can do that by visiting this page or by clicking on your profile photo in the top right and then clicking on “API”.

Click the “Add API key” button. By default an API key has all permissions. Meaning you can: - create/read forms - read submissions - check if a value exists

But it’s also possible to lock down a key to just one of the scopes mentioned above.