HipChat API auth token

Hi,

I was having a look at the HipChat API and saw that to create a new room, all I need to do is POST the following request:

https://api.hipchat.com/v2/room?auth_token=mytoken

I was just wondering, is this secure? What's to stop someone from seeing this request (in Chrome dev tools or whatever), taking my auth_token and using it to do whatever they like to my HipChat instance?

I'm a little worried about using this API and exposing my HipChat instance.

Thanks.

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You wouldn't want to make calls to an API like this from inside JavaScript where someone could see them being made. You should make them from your backend where the auth token is only visible to you.

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