HappyCoder HappyCoder - 11 months ago 64
HTTP Question

Correct way to set Bearer token with CURL

I get my bearer token from an API end point and set the following:

$authorization = "Bearer 080042cad6356ad5dc0a720c18b53b8e53d4c274"

Next I want to use CURL to access the secure endpoint however I am unsure on how or where to set the Bearer token.

I have tried this but but it does not work:

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-Type: application/json' , $authorization ));
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "POST");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,$post);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);
$result = curl_exec($ch);
return json_decode($result);


According to the documentation, I am supposed to be using the bearer token as such: https://apigility.org/documentation/auth/authentication-oauth2

GET /oauth/resource HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/json
Authorization: Bearer 907c762e069589c2cd2a229cdae7b8778caa9f07

Answer Source


$authorization = "Bearer 080042cad6356ad5dc0a720c18b53b8e53d4c274"


$authorization = "Authorization: Bearer 080042cad6356ad5dc0a720c18b53b8e53d4c274";

to make it a valid and working Authorization header.