Authentication Types

To access the Chronomics API most calls required you to be authenticated via a token. This can either be:

  • Access token if you authenticating as a partner and want to access all your users data
  • OAuth if your building a public accessible app where users access their own data

Access Tokens

You should use access tokens if:

  • You are a Chronomics partner
  • You want to access the API from your backend (the token must be kept secure)
  • You want to programmatically access your users data


You should use OAuth if:

  • You want users to only be able to access their own data
  • You want to access the API from your frontend