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Rest-api: Basic Auth suddenly throws Unauthorized (401) at me

I am currently working on a service that's going to back-up some pages from a specific space. 

During the development stage I have hard coded my own credentials in the service, so they have been untouched from day 1. About 1 hour ago all my requests, that previously have been working, now gives me 401.

Postman, which also worked at least yesterday, gets the same treatment.

Can I have done something to upset the API? In that case I would very much like to apologize to the API for my poor behavior, and also ask if there is a chance that we could restart our previously good relationship? 

Best Regards,

Mikael Ollhage

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Thomas Deiler Community Leader Apr 28, 2021

Dear @Mikael Ollhage ,

welcome to the community.

Have you tried to login with the browser? Is your account still valid? Was it locked? When the account is from AD (LDAP) it could have expired.

So long


Thomas Deiler Community Leader May 10, 2021

Dear @Mikael Ollhage ,

was my answer useful? Then I would be happy when you click on the "green accept answer" button.

So long

Sorry about that.

Yes, it was me being an idiot. It was in my efforts to produce different errors that I changed the password once, but since have a "retry all external communications 3 times before giving up"-parameter my account got locked.

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