Authenticate to the API

The Meridian API uses token-based authentication, in addition to cookie-based session ID authentication.

Get a Token to Authenticate

Complete these steps to get a token to authenticate to the Meridian API.

  1. In the sidebar menu, click Permissions.
  2. Click the Application Tokens tab.
  3. Click Add +.
  4. In the NAME field, give the application token a meaningful name.
  5. Click the LEVEL dropdown and then choose Owner or Read Only.
  6. Click Save.

Use the Token

In order to use the token to authenticate to the Meridian API, include an Authorization header with the Token 1ab2cd345ef12gh34h45h67f12gh34h45h6712gh value in every request.

Tokens don't expire, but they can be deleted. The easiest way to do this is on the Meridian Editor Permissions page on the Application Tokens tab.