I am running a second web application in addition to Wordpress/WooCommerce. When users log into the second application, I'd like to authenticate them against the WP instance. I am using the REST API for data queries, but that only allows authentication with a consumer key. The API doesn't provide endpoints for user authentication.

Given a username and password, how can I authenticate against a Wordpress/WooCommerce instance? (In other words, from outside the instance.)


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The JWT Authentication for WP REST API plugin offers a user authentication mechanism. You will need to:


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