In this section, we're going to focus on the basics of authentication.

In our platform, we are using an authentication mechanism based on JSON Web Token.

What is JSON Web Token?

JSON Web Token (JWT) is an open standard (RFC 7519) that defines a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object.

It means that before making your API requests, you need first to authenticate your user and your application on the platform.

Once authenticated, you will obtain a token that must be provided in the next requests.