Forum: Ruby on Rails REST API Auth Question

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Marston A. (Guest)
on 2007-07-14 20:23
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Just wanted to get some opinions and we're about to implement a REST
based API.  We want to implement a basic API similar to Highrise or
the new API released by Wasabi.

Is there a benefit to using a long random API key over say just the
username/password a given user would already have?  Also are there any
other auth systems you guys would recommend that might be better or
more efficient?

We're using the restful_authentication plugin. Thanks for any tips.
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