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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#41639 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add user authentication endpoints

Reported by: crosescu's profile crosescu Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Login and Registration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


We are currently building a React-powered web app using the REST API and I need to add user authentication.
I was looking through the wp-calypso code and I noticed that they are using the user authentication endpoints below which is exactly what I need for our project:


The above endpoints are used in [wp-calypso](

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#1 @pento
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 4.8.1 deleted

Thank you for the feature request, @crosescu!

These endpoints are currently under development on, and will only be available for use by specific apps (hence client_id and client_secret being included in each request).

That said, these endpoints are different to what will likely end up in WordPress Core, as they contain a significant amount of specific code. There's been some discussion on what a Core solution would look like, the #core-passwords channel in WordPress Slack would be the best place to see where discussions are currently at.

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