You’ll need to authenticate your requests to access any of the endpoints in the QStash API. In this guide, we’ll look at how authentication works.

Bearer Token

When making requests to QStash, you will need your QSTASH_TOKEN — you will find it in the console. Here’s how to add the token to the request header using cURL:

curl \
  -H "Authorization: Bearer <QSTASH_TOKEN>"

Query Parameter

In environments where setting the header is not possible, you can use the qstash_token query parameter instead.


Always keep your token safe and reset it if you suspect it has been compromised.