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Fides Configuration
Authenticating with OAuth
Calling the API

Calling the API

The Fides API requires authentication via OAuth using a valid access token. In this document we'll walk through calling the Fides API with a valid access token and the appropriate scopes.


In order to complete this, you will need:

  • A valid access_token created from a valid client_id and client_secret. Read how to generate access tokens here.

Example: Calling the API with an Access Token

To call the Fides API your request must include an access token with valid scopes for the given API request. The access token should be passed as an Authorization header similar to the sample request below that retrieves the active storage configuration.

GET /api/v1/storage/default/active
curl '{{FIDES_URL}}/api/v1/storage/default/active' \
-H 'Authorization: Bearer {{FIDES_ACCESS_TOKEN}}'

In the above example, {{FIDES_URL}} is the URL to your Fides server and {{FIDES_ACCESS_TOKEN}} is the access token generated with your client credentials.

If this is working correctly, a successful reponse will show the current storage configurations similar to the below output:

Example authenticated request response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
    "name": "Default Storage Config [local]",
    "type": "local",
    "details": {
        "naming": "request_id"
    "key": "default_storage_config_local",
    "format": "json",
    "is_default": true