This page describes authenticating your subscription in order to use the API
The My Buggy My Car API uses Basic authentication and utilises your Subscription ID as a username equivalent and API Key as a password equivalent. The client should send an HTTP request with the Authorization header that contains the word Basic followed by a space and a base64-encoded string subscription_id:api_key. For example, to authorise as demo : p@55w0rd the client would send
Authorization: Basic ZGVtbzpwQDU1d29yZA==
If you're not familiar with generating a base64-encoded string, we can recommend the use of website
Note If you are generating your encoded string with linux, please ensure to include the -n flag to remove any surplus/hidden characters e.g. echo -n 'demo:p@55w0rd' | base64
The My Buggy My Car API requires the Authorization header is sent with all API requests to the server or a 403 error will be returned.
You must replace ZGVtbzpwQDU1d29yZA== with your personal Base64 encoded Subscription ID and API Key.
To authorise, you're welcome to use this sample code:
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';
$request = new HTTP_Request2();
'follow_redirects' => TRUE
'Authorization' => 'Basic YOUR_BASE64_KEY'
import http.client
conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")
headers = { 'authorization': "Basic YOUR_BASE64_KEY" }
conn.request("GET", "API_ENDPOINT_HERE", headers=headers) you cpass the correct header
curl --location --request GET 'API_ENDPOINT_HERE'
--header 'authorization: Basic YOUR_BASE64_KEY'
var data = null;
var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
xhr.withCredentials = true;
xhr.addEventListener("readystatechange", function () {
if (this.readyState === this.DONE) {
});"GET", "");
xhr.setRequestHeader("authorization", "Basic YOUR_BASE64_KEY");
Make sure to replace API_ENDPOINT_HERE with the appropriate query and YOUR_BASE64_KEY with your API key.