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WC_API_Server::check_authentication() public WC 2.1

Check authentication for the request

{} It's a method of the class: WC_API_Server{}

Hooks from the method
Return

WP_User|WP_Error. WP_User object indicates successful login, WP_Error indicates unsuccessful login

Usage

$WC_API_Server = new WC_API_Server();
$WC_API_Server->check_authentication();

Changelog

Since 2.1 Introduced.

Code of WC_API_Server::check_authentication() WC 5.0.0

<?php
public function check_authentication() {

	// allow plugins to remove default authentication or add their own authentication
	$user = apply_filters( 'woocommerce_api_check_authentication', null, $this );

	// API requests run under the context of the authenticated user
	if ( is_a( $user, 'WP_User' ) ) {
		wp_set_current_user( $user->ID );
	} elseif ( ! is_wp_error( $user ) ) {
		// WP_Errors are handled in serve_request()
		$user = new WP_Error( 'woocommerce_api_authentication_error', __( 'Invalid authentication method', 'woocommerce' ), array( 'code' => 500 ) );
	}

	return $user;
}