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Basic Access Authentication is a method for a HTTP client to provide username and password when making a HTTP request to the server as described in the RFC2617.

curl sample

We assume that the a user is registered in OpenPaaS with username admin@open-paas.org and password secret. To illustrate the API response, we are calling the /api/user endpoint which returns the current authenticated user.

Request

curl --user admin@open-paas.org:secret http://localhost:8080/api/user

Response

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{
"_id":"592294b7666cdc5db24b3e31",
"firstname":"admin",
"lastname":"admin",
"preferredEmail":"admin@open-paas.org",
"emails":[
"admin@open-paas.org"
],
"domains":[
{
"domain_id":"592294b7666cdc5db24b3e32",
"joined_at":"2017-05-22T07:35:20.228Z"
}
],
"avatars":[
],
"accounts":[
{
"type":"email",
"timestamps":{
"creation":"2017-05-22T07:35:19.562Z"
},
"preferredEmailIndex":0,
"emails":[
"admin@open-paas.org"
],
"hosted":false
}
],
"followers":0,
"followings":0,
"isPlatformAdmin":false,
"disabled":false,
"configurations":{
"modules":[
{
"name":"core",
"configurations":[
{
"name":"application-menu.profile",
"value":true
},
{
"name":"homePage",
"value":"calendar.main"
},
{
"name":"businessHours",
"value":[
{
"daysOfWeek":[
1,
2,
3,
4,
5
],
"start":"09:00",
"end":"18:00"
}
]
},
{
"name":"datetime",
"value":{
"use24hourFormat":false
}
}
]
},
{
"name":"linagora.esn.unifiedinbox",
"configurations":[

]
}
]
}
}