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 http://127.0.0.1:8001/-/auth-token?token=786fc524e0199d70dc9a581d851f466244e114ca92f33aa3b42a139e9388daa7 INFO: Started server process [25801] INFO: Waiting for application startup. INFO: Application startup complete. INFO: Uvicorn running on http://127.0.0.1:8001 (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 http://127.0.0.1:8001/-/actor to confirm that you are authenticated as an actor that looks like this: { "id": "root" } ["Authentication and permissions", "Actors"] [{"href": "https://github.com/simonw/datasette-auth-github", "label": "datasette-auth-github"}]