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Creating an Authenticated API on DigitalOcean

Updated on December 21, 2020

Sr Developer Advocate

Creating an Authenticated API on DigitalOcean


About the Talk

We create an API that has authentication and authorization so that certain resources are only accessible by certain users.

What You’ll Learn

  1. How to build an authenticated API
  2. How to make calls to an authenticated API
  3. How to protect certain areas

This Talk is Designed For

DigitalOcean users that want to protect certain parts of their API.


A little understanding of how APIs work.

About the Presenter

Chris Sev is the founder of and Senior Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean. He loves trying to figure out the most efficient and practical way to build apps that we can ship to our customers.

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Question about overriding the find() controller.

If I don’t override anything, by default hitting the localhost:1337/posts url returns an array of all the posts.

If I add an aync find() function into the controller (I’m adding url query param to also filter posts by specific user), and even just do a strapi.query('post').find(), the result is now an object with keys rather than an array?

Does it not use strapi.query('post').find() by default, and if it does, how come manually telling it to use strapi.query('post').find() doesn’t return the results as an array?

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