It looks like Page based API can't be used outside a browser because a script has no way to initiate an authenticated session.
Usage case: I need to export records to the website every hour. I don't want to give full root API access to the web developer, nor I want to have that API key stored in the public web server for security reasons. So I need to have a read-only access that only exposes the fields I want to expose.
There are several solutions for this:
- expose API commands to initiate/terminate a session from a script
- generate an API key for each page
- generate/associate an API key for each user