Each request to an API endpoint must follow Bearer Authentication scheme,
unless otherwise stated. This scheme requires specifying a token in the
Authorization header of a request. A token is a unique cryptic string
generated by the cloud platform. Tokens eliminate the need for passing user
credentials with requests.
Such a token is issued by the
To generate a token, refer to “Authenticating to the platform”.
For example, a request made via cURL can be as follows:
curl -s https://eu2-cloud.acronis.com/api/2/clients/bedba71b-a7a8-433e-88dd-828490c0dcbe \ --header "Authorization: Bearer 8770b34b74f9e4d9424eff50c38182bb4ae7f5596582ae61900b1b6a23e3ec58"
If the token specified in the
Authorization header is, for example, expired
or your account is disabled, the API will respond with a 401 status code and
For security reasons, the token expiration time is set to two hours. After this time, the API will respond with a 401 status code.