Requiring an external application to "authenticate" itself to your project allows the app and Conducttr to operate securely.
Conducttr uses OAuth 1.0 for authentication. You can also receive and send Unauthenticated requests.
When you create an API for your project the authentication details your developer needs can be found on the Authentication page (Figure 108).
When the external app tries to talk to Conducttr it will send the Access Token (to identify you the Author) and the Consumer Key (to identify the app). Conducttr and the app use the matching secret keys to know they're allowed to talk to each other.