Authentication Token and ECDSA (legacy) Authentication
The Sila API implementation up until (not including) Release 0.2.20 only supported a proprietary signing scheme based on the ECDSA algorithm and private keys.
As of Release 0.2.20 (released Feb 2021), all new client apps will have the option to use an authentication scheme based on conventional JWT access tokens. Sila AuthToken Postman Collection can be found here.
Given that utilizing the Authentication Token is less complex than the ECDSA Authentication Sila will NOT be providing SDK support for the Authentication Token and Sila does not intend to
auth_tokensupport to SDKs.
ECDSA will remain the default authentication scheme if none is specified at the time the app is created.
- ECDSA Overview and Examples
- Implementing Digital Signatures
- Generating and Managing User Private Keys
Migrating from ECDSA to Authentication Token
Customers with apps using ECDSA will eventually be required to migrate their existing apps in the near future. Deprecating the ECDSA (legacy) Authentication Scheme is on the roadmap, but does not yet have an ETA.
Sila will send out communication via the news letter and update the docs when this migration needs to take place.
Updated 2 months ago