Home Forums The XBRL API Authenticating before every request?

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      Jim Truscott

      If I just post an authentication request before every data request, saves me having to write a bunch of code the check whether the access token is still valid. Any problems with that?

      Refresh token would save me having send to username and password again but I still have to submit a sensitive client secret so not sure what that gains me?

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      It would be best if you include code to check whether the token is valid instead of requesting a new token for each request – if you’ve got several calls and each requests a new token, you’ll bottleneck your returns and might impact others who are requesting resources.

      Each token has a lifetime of an hour, after which you can use the refresh token to request a new access token.

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