sections: authentication:authentication-root

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authentication:authentication-root authentication authentication-root Using the "root" actor Datasette currently leaves almost all forms of authentication to plugins - datasette-auth-github for example. The one exception is the "root" account, which you can sign into while using Datasette on your local machine. This provides access to a small number of debugging features. To sign in as root, start Datasette using the --root command-line option, like this: $ datasette --root INFO: Started server process [25801] INFO: Waiting for application startup. INFO: Application startup complete. INFO: Uvicorn running on (Press CTRL+C to quit) The URL on the first line includes a one-use token which can be used to sign in as the "root" actor in your browser. Click on that link and then visit to confirm that you are authenticated as an actor that looks like this: { "id": "root" } ["Authentication and permissions", "Actors"] [{"href": "", "label": "datasette-auth-github"}]