API authentication options

The Planet API allows you to authenticate in two different ways:
with your user credentials or with your API key.

The two following example requests using cURL will both search for RapidEye scenes with cloud cover of less than 10%:

curl -u "c35373fccc102af1b225071a7bc35a90:" "

curl -u "" "

In the first example, we used the API key (c35373fccc102af1b225071a7bc35a90) followed by a semi-colon for authentication. In the second example, we used the email address ( and password (secretpassword) separated by a semi-colon.


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