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REST API giving 401 "Application failed to authenticate" when passing crowd admin creds via basic auth

Omar Padilla July 29, 2012

I downloaded crowd a few days ago. I want to integrate it with our custom applications so that users can benefit from SSO. We are a Microsoft shop.

I see that Crowd has a REST API. I'm trying out this call in a browser:


I get prompted with the standard basic auth login/password dialog. I enter the crowd administrator username/password that I setup when I installed crowd, but they're not being accepted.

Is there a setting/config setup that I'm missing?

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Jobin Kuruvilla [Adaptavist]
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July 29, 2012

You should not be using a admin username/password while connecting to Crowd REST service.

Instead, register an application in Crowd and use its username/password. Only applications can connect to Crowd REST services and not individual users.

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