A user defines a non-automated, real-life human that is accessing or making using of the Authzed API to check permissions, add tuples, or write/update namespaces.


If an automated process or system is accessing the API, we recommend using a client instead.

Creating a user#

A user can be "created" by logging into the Authzed Management Dashboard

User Tokens#

Users contain one or more tokens, which are used to authenticate to the Authzed API on behalf of a client. A token can be added to a User in the Authzed Management Dashboard, under the User Tokens section (click on your user icon in the upper right hand corner).

Using a User Token#

To use a user token to authenticate to the Authzed API, place the token into the configuration of the client library being used. If making use of gRPC directly, the token can be passed via the access_token.