Basic authentication

Basic authentication

Many of Twitter's enterprise APIs require the use of HTTP Basic Authentication. To make a successful request to an API that requires Basic Authentication, you must pass a valid email address and password combination as an authorization header for each request. The email and password combination are the same ones that you will use to access the enterprise API console, and can be editted from within this console. 

When building a request using Basic Authentication, make sure you add the Authentication: Basic HTTP header with encoded credentials over HTTPS.

In the following cURL request example, you would replace <email_address> and <password> with your credentiails before sending the request:

curl -v --compressed -u<email_address>:<password>


APIs that require basic authentication: