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Consumer Authentication

API Consumer authentication methods overview.


Traefik Hub supports the following methods for API Consumer authentication:

Authentication Methods

Key Authentication

Key authentication for APIs is a method that utilizes unique keys to authenticate and authorize access to APIs.
API consumers can generate API keys in the Traefik Hub Portal or use JWT (JSON Web Token) to authorize.

API keys are managed via the API Portal and stored in Traefik Hub.


JWT, or JSON Web Token, is a compact and self-contained method for transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. JWTs are used to control the access to APIs and API Gateways.

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Please head over to our JWT overview for more detailed documentation.