# HTTP basic authentication syntax using cURL curl -u "YOUR_USERNAME:YOUR_ACCESS_KEY" https://api.browserstack.com/automate/<api_endpoint>
Automate API uses
HTTP Basic Auth for authentication.
You need to pass your BrowserStack’s account credentials in each request. It helps us identify the account from which the API requests are made. BrowserStack’s account credentials include
You can view your account credentials from Automate Dashboard:
You can also view the credentials using Account Settings. In case you do not have your access credentials, sign up for a free trial or purchase a plan.
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