Overview of Tokens

Tokens are needed to authorize API calls.

Contentstack provides Content Delivery and Content Management APIs to manage the content of your Contentstack account. The Content Delivery API is used to retrieve content from your Contentstack account, while the Content Management API is used to manage the content of your Contentstack account.

To make authorized Content Management API requests, you need to use the stack API Key along with either an authtoken or a Management Token.

  • For API Key and Authtoken-based authentication:
    • Pass the stack’s API key against the api_key parameter as header
    • Pass the user Authtoken against the authtoken parameter as header
  • For API Key and Management Token-based authentication:
    • Pass the stack’s API key against the api_key parameter as header
    • Pass the user Management Token value against the authorization parameter as header

For Content Delivery APIs, you need to authenticate your request with a Delivery Token that has been assigned to a specific publishing environment.

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