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I am currently creating a website that uses Spotify API to search for tracks
I have been able to do this successfully using code that prompts the user to sign in, ask for permission,etc.
Heres my question: I am simply searching spotify's database of tracks, so do I need to have a token and authorization to search for a track even though it has nothing to do with the user?
Yes! Spotify's api is not public (for obvious reasons). You're currently authenticating based on a user but you can also authenticate by app. For details: https://developer.spotify.com/documentation/general/guides/authorization-guide/#client-credentials-f...