When using the Ektron Restful Services and Web Services, an authentication method, such as an authentication header or token, is required. Once a user is authenticated, he or she is usually authorized to access desired resources/APIs. For more information on authentication methods, see
The best practice is to create a user account strictly for service and webservice authentication purposes, as opposed to an active CMS user. This service account can be assigned specific permissions, depending on what Ektron services are being called, or administration rights.