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Authentication during testing

During the test phase, you can use our API without authentication. However, we do check how many requests a client does, so if you rank up a lot of usage you will get a 403 error for reaching the test quota.

If you reach your quota during testing, you can request a free test API key.

Unauthenticated calls cannot submit changes, but only retrieve data using the GET method.

Unmetered and always free calls

There are some endpoints that are unmetered and always free. These are all grouped under the api.aviowiki.com/free space, for example https://api.aviowiki.com/free/airports/search.

You can make as many calls as you want to these, both for personal and commercial use.

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Authentication in production

API calls in production environments are to be authenticated using the Authorization header with Bearer type.

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Throughout this documentation, we will use Bearer Token 00112233-4455-6677-8899-aabbccddeeff. You should substitute this with your own token when making test calls.

Example of authenticated API call:

curl --request GET \
  --url 'https://api.aviowiki.com/airports/search?query=Los%20Angeles' \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer 00112233-4455-6677-8899-aabbccddeeff'

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Your API key will be authorized to make calls to all our API endpoints, except for /aircraft/position and /aircraft/searchHistory, which require an additional role to be added to your user.

Please get in touch to authorize your API key to access these endpoints.

Response Codes

Of course, our replies return appropriate response codes. If you receive a response code in the 4xx or 5xx range, the response body will follow the Error data model.

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