Authentication Types

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

  • an Access token if you are authenticating as a partner and want to access all your users' data
  • OAuth if you are building a publicly accessible application 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 front-end