Auth failure writing to v1 API

I am having difficulty configuring writing to the v1 API of 2.0.2


  1. created a fresh install with new bucket for this setup rather than a migration from 1.8 to 2.0.2
  2. setup Auth v1 User with pw access to read and write to my new bucket
  3. testing v1 /write with a Curl statement so far is giving me Authorization failure with Basic and Token Auth.

I am a bit confused when looking at the instructions and examples vs the api notation.
in the v1 /write method

In the case of basic auth, the curl example shows to use a header as:

-header "Authorization: Basic username:YourAuthToken" \

but in the v1 /write documentation it shows these as query paramenters

to be backward compatible I would think that supporting the username and pw as a query parameter would be necessary.

It is unclear to me when creating an v1 Auth user how or if a token can be assigned to the user. If the v1 /write method I am using a token for pw or token should it not be the token for this user?