user_authΒΆ

  • id: A unique UUID for the query
  • account_id: account_id for account to get an auth token for (required)
  • password: password for account to get token for (required)

Example:

Obtain a temporary authentication token for an account, which is a 24 character string. Tokens last for 12 hours. You can only obtain an auth token for accounts that have a password.

curl -u sk_abcdefQWERTY090900000000: \
  -d account_id=99ebde5c-58f8-4e29-b6e4-b55b8fd71a1b \
  -d password=secret_password \
  https://cocalc.com/api/v1/user_auth
==> {"event":"user_auth_token","id":"9e8b68ac-08e8-432a-a853-398042fae8c9","auth_token":"BQokikJOvBiI2HlWgH4olfQ2"}

You can now use the auth token to craft a URL like this:

https://cocalc.com/app?auth_token=BQokikJOvBiI2HlWgH4olfQ2

and provide that to a user. When they visit that URL, they will be temporarily signed in as that user.


This information is based on 0ef9a0625d exported at 2019-03-05T10:13:09.037Z.