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WordPress REST API: Authentication

Affiliation: UIUC

Provider: Lynda.com

Type: Streaming Resource

Description: To unlock the full potential of the WordPress REST API, you must understand how to create, read, edit, and delete content—tasks that can be performed only with the right authorization. In this course, explore several authentication methods for the WordPress REST API. Discover what authentication is and when you need it, and explore cookie authentication and how to piggyback off of the built-in authentication system in WordPress. Plus, learn about several different credential verification methods that ensure secure communication, including JWT and OAuth 2 authentication.

Quality Level: production