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

Question asked by Q Nimbus 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@..)?