Not necessarily, the API calls
user/details 
(https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6#Details_of_the_logged-in_user 
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6#Details_of_the_logged-in_user>) 
and
user/preferences 
(https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6#Preferences_of_the_logged-in_user 
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6#Preferences_of_the_logged-in_user>)
 are used by some services to provide login and user organisation.

Tigerfell

Aug. 2, 2019, 2:14 a.m. by j...@betra.is:

> Hello Martin.
>
> I'm afraid you are confusing two different things.
>
> The relevant page for authentication is this one > 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OAuth 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OAuth>
>
> This is a totally different thing from the editing API.
>
> Cheers,
> Jói
>
> 1. ágúst 2019 kl. 21:45, skrifaði "Martin Koppenhoefer" <> 
> dieterdre...@gmail.com 
> <mailto:dieterdre...@gmail.com?to=%22Martin%20Koppenhoefer%22%20<dieterdre...@gmail.com>>>
>  >:
>  
>
>> sent from a phone
>>
>> On 1. Aug 2019, at 16:21, Jóhannes Birgir Jensson <>> j...@betra.is 
>> <mailto:j...@betra.is>>> > wrote:
>>
>>> I never read anything where it said that OSM-auth was only for editing. So 
>>> I have worked on the assumption that the answer would be yes, you can 
>>> piggyback.
>>>
>>
>> it’s written here:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API#Terms_of_use 
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API#Terms_of_use>
>>
>>
>> Cheers Martin
>>
>
>

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