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However, the Authentication documentation says I'd need to use the OAuth 2.0 workflow, which requires the user to be redirected to Stackoverflow, which doesn't make sense because my app is not acting in behalf of any user. I just wanted to pass in my
access_token and get the data I need, respecting the quota.
RankOverflow seems to have the same use case as I do, so I believe it's possible.