Tokens and Shares - Which should I use?


flowthings.io allows you to safely grant access to your applications to other individuals or devices, whilst controlling exactly what things they can see and do. Users can do this by issuing either Tokens or Shares.

The table below illustrates the differences between these concepts:

PropertyTokenShare
Typical user:A deviceA collaborator on your project
Recipient requires own account?:NoYes
Account used in API requests:YoursThe recipient's
Read Access:All TypesAll Types
Write Access:Drops onlyAll Types
Access can be Restricted?YesYes
Optional Expiry?:YesYes
How to Use:Supply Token in HeaderAutomatic