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Is there an advantage to using the session id for API v2 calls?

Question asked by Parag Baxi on May 2, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2018 by Busby

Since traditional https://username:password@version_2_api calls (API v1 style) are still possible in API v2, what is the advantage of creating a session_id?  In order to create a session id, one must still include their username & password in the API call.  This all may be moot since the traffic is encrypted (https).  Do session id calls not affect API call limits?


What advantage does using a session_id (which expires) over the traditional credential login (username:password@..)?