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How to Use Tickets: Tickets vs. Username and Password

If a user is accessing a QuickBase application through a web browser, once the call to API_Authenticate has been made successfully, the ticket cookie will be used automatically: there is no need to explicitly supply the ticket value as returned in the XML.

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User Access and Your Application

This chapter covers the APIs application-level features that govern access. The calls that provide these features can be grouped as follows:

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Secure Communications: Ticket and Application Token

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topic for app tokens.

Optionally, you can create an app token directly from the call API_CreateDatabase if you used the createapptoken parameter. However, this can only be done at application creation time.

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User Setup (Provisioning)

In order for someone to use a QuickBase application accessed through the API, they will need to be assigned a role within that QuickBase application by the application administrator. The roles are set up in QuickBase to provide varying kinds of access.

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You can find the QuickBase HTTP API guide here:

http://www.quickbase.com/api-guide/index.html

You can always access the API guide using the HTTP API Documentation link on the main page of the QuickBase Innovation Network. You can also access the API guide from the QuickBase online help.

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The API enables you to do all of the following:
- Add records
- Edit existing records
- Change permissions on a QuickBase application
- Get and modify the schema of an application
- Change the properties of a field
- Find database IDs by database name
- Clone a database
- Get records one at time or by executing queries
- Delete records
- Manage Users and Roles

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Tags:

By default the QuickBase API returns information in XML format.

But API_GetRecordAsHTML and API_GenResultsTable return HTML tables. API_GenResultsTable can also return records as CSV (comma separated values) and as (TSV) tab separated values.

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The only API call that returns a ticket as a cookie is the API_Authenticate call. So if you want to do several API calls one after another you either have to supply a username and password for each call or you can start with the API_Authenticate call and it will return a ticket as a cookie.

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Every API call includes an optional rdr parameter. This tells the browser what page to go to when the API action completes successfully. Within the limit of a URL you may include as many API commands as you want.

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The QuickBase API allows Web page designers, Perl, Java, and Visual Basic developers to access QuickBase from their pages or code.

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