Clicking on the API url does not work

Why does clicking on the API url you sent me not work?

After sending onboarding instructions to a Trial yesterday, we received this feedback.
 the instructions were received and passed forward. However, I don't seem to have authorization. 
https://ais.spire.com/messages?field=decoded&limit=1 
This was from a manager who I assume had just clicked on the sample API call URL in the onboarding email.
Yet it was quickly followed by feedback that API access was working, presumably once a developer had managed to follow instructions properly.
This is classic missunderstanding of the information we share and how APIs are used.
APIs are called by a web url, but they do not work clicking on the url alone, because they also require security details (the api token) to be passed in the https header, which can not be done in a simple browser call. You will all see from onboarding emails that they contain a sample curl command and if you paste that into a windows command prompt or Mac Terminal then you will see the API calls work and return a sample row of data.
So do not click on this
https://ais.spire.com/messages?field=decoded&limit=1 
Instead run this
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJjdXN0b21lciI6eyJpZCI6IjY0NyIsIm5hbWUiOiJUcmlwQWR2aXNvciIsInV1aWQiOiI2NDcifSwiaXNzIjoic3BpcmUuY29tIiwiaWF0IjoxNTg0NDY1MDIyfQ.7QW34UHJu2jZVzBv6h928mes6IIPwIetcaIM-A82Nc8" -H "Accept: application/json" "https://ais.spire.com/messages?fields=decoded&limit=1"
and you will see data like this returned
{"paging":{"since":"CiQ1ZWZiNzJjNi0zZjI0LTVjMjEtODVjZi01ZGYwMjBjMjQ5MGM=","actual":"1+","limit":1},"data":[{"id":"5efb72c6-3f24-5c21-85cf-5df020c2490c","nmea":"!AIVDM,1,1
,,B,3CgdTp0PAWvOwuNTGw1l\u003cS?d00tP,0*58","timestamp":"2020-03-18T00:41:49Z","msg_id":"1584492109_251340000","msg_type":3,"created_at":"2020-03-18T02:56:04.093806Z","mm
si":251340000,"collection_type":"satellite","source":"FM41","flag":"Iceland","flag_short_code":"IS","longitude":-20.971655,"latitude":63.569505,"position":{"type":"point"
,"coordinates":[-20.971655,63.569505]},"speed":10.3,"course":107.4,"heading":103,"status":0,"accuracy":1,"rot":-127,"maneuver":0}]}