API User : API that was working last night is now returning 422.
API builder : Did you check the error message.
API User : Yes I did. And it says “you are not authenticated”.
API builder : Yes. I’m enforcing the rule that you need to be authenticated to create a user.
API User : You are enforcing the rule that’s alright but you are returning 422.
API builder : Now what’s the problem. You yourself said that if the data is “semantically incorrect” then send 422.
API User : Yes. I said that. Now you tell me if the data then I sent is valid JSON or not.
API builder : The data is indeed valid JSON. But my business rule is that you need to be authenticated.
API User : To enforce authentication related business rules use response status code of 401.
API User : Use 401 when resource needs to be authenticated.
API builder : Cool. I’m going to fix the API now.