This guide will cover the credentials for interacting with Bandwidth's APIs.
All of Bandwidth's APIs are protected with Basic Authorization over HTTPS. Basic Authorization requires the user's
username:password pair to be encoded with base64 as part of the
Authorization HTTP header.
⚠️ Usernames and Passwords are case sensitive!
||Your API user's username||
||Your API user's password||
||Your unique account id. The
Creating an API User
Bandwidth provides a 'user-based' permission and authentication scheme. It's recommended to create a new user with ONLY API access and the necessary roles on your account. The API user can be leveraged to access all of Bandwidth's APIs.
API User Credentials
⚠️ The API user is meant to be separate from your Dashboard user and should not be used to access the Dashboard. Further, your Dashboard user should not be used to access Bandwidth's APIs.
Unlike other user types, an API user is not required to update their password.