Postman and Authorization Bearer tokens

June 12, 2015

The Jawbone API (among others) uses an Authorization Bearer token in the header to specify the user’s access_token .

So if you’re using Postman to debug your API access, how do you use the Postman UI specify a Bearer token in the Authorization header?

  • Click the Headers button
  • Set a Header to Authorization
  • Set its Value to Bearer USERSACCESSTOKENGOESHERE . That is,
    • Bearer
    • followed by a space
    • followed by the user’s access token

Here’s a screencap of Postman in action:

Postman with Authorization Bearer in the header

Tags: oauth, postman
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