Xampp + Wordpress Rest API (401 code: rest_cannot_create)


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<strong>What do i want to acheive?</strong><br>
- i want to create a post for my custom post type with the wordpress rest api<br>
<strong>What Api route is having problems?</strong><br>
- <a href="http://localhost/proftaak/wp-json/wp/v2/mycustomposttype" rel="nofollow noreferrer">http://localhost/proftaak/wp-json/wp/v2/mycustomposttype</a><br>
<strong>What http method are you using?</strong><br>
- <strong>POST</strong> method (post = not working, get = working)<br>
<strong>What Local apache server are you using?</strong><br>
- I'm using xampp as local apache + mysql server.<br>
<strong>What have i done?</strong><br>
- I created a new custom post type. see here:

<pre class="lang-php prettyprint-override">
add_action('init', 'create_custom_post_types');
add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_default_post_types');

function create_custom_post_types()
    // Apparaten (requests)
    register_post_type('apparaten', [
        'public' =&gt; true,
        'show_in_rest' =&gt; true,
        'label' =&gt; 'Apparaten',
        'menu_icon' =&gt; 'dashicons-smartphone',
        'capabilities' =&gt; array(
            'create_posts' =&gt; false
        'labels' =&gt; [
            'singular_name' =&gt; 'Apparaat'

function remove_default_post_types()
    remove_menu_page( 'edit.php' );
    remove_menu_page( 'edit-comments.php' );

i've set my custom post type to show_in_rest to true because i want to use it.
But if i do a post in postman to the url i get this:
<a href=" " rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src=" " alt="enter image description here"></a><br>
i've researched a lot but can't find a solution.
any one an idea?