What is authorization in Web API?
Just so, what is authentication and authorization in Web API?
Authentication is knowing the identity of the user. For example, Alice logs in with her username and password, and the server uses the password to authenticate Alice. Authorization is deciding whether a user is allowed to perform an action. For example, Alice has permission to get a resource but not create a resource.
Beside above, how many types of authentication are there in Web API? We'll highlight three major methods of adding security to an API — HTTP Basic Auth, API Keys, and OAuth.
People also ask, what is authorization type?
Identity Manager provides authorization types as a mechanism for assigning authorization rights to objects without requiring code changes. This extensible mechanism is independent of the repository storage type, and is especially useful for TaskDefinition and Configuration objects.
Where is token stored in Web API?
By default the token is not stored by the server. Only your client has it and is sending it through the authorization header to the server. If you used the default template provided by Visual Studio, in the Startup ConfigureAuth method the following IAppBuilder extension is called: app.