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Version: 8.4

Authentication

To authenticate for the API, generate a JWT token depending on your environment and pass it in each request:

  1. Create client credentials by clicking Console > Manage (Organization) > Console API > Create New Credentials.
  2. Add permissions to this client for Web Modeler API.
  3. After creating the client, you can download a shell script to obtain a token.
  4. When you run it, you will get something like the following:
    {
    "access_token": "eyJhbG...",
    "expires_in": 300,
    "refresh_expires_in": 0,
    "token_type": "Bearer",
    "not-before-policy": 0
    }

Example usage

  1. Take the access_token value from the response object and store it as your token.

  2. Send the token as an authorization header in each request. In this case, call the Web Modeler endpoint to validate the token.

    To use the JWT token in the cloud, use the following command:

    curl -o - 'https://modeler.cloud.camunda.io/api/v1/info' -H 'Authorization: Bearer eyJhb...'

    When using a Self-Managed installation, you can use the following command instead:

    curl -o - 'http://localhost:8070/api/v1/info' -H 'Authorization: Bearer eyJhb...'
  3. You will get something like the following:

    {
    "version": "v1",
    "authorizedOrganization": "12345678-ABCD-DCBA-ABCD-123456789ABC",
    "createPermission": true,
    "readPermission": true,
    "updatePermission": true,
    "deletePermission": false
    }