I am getting below error while running the application

An exception of type 'System.Security.Authentication.AuthenticationException' occurred in Sdl.Web.Mvc.dll but was not handled in user code Additional information: Unauthorized Request -- Please check your configuration settings to make sure your authentication details are correct.

Not sure which which authentication details i need to pass i am following the the doc link

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Please update the web.config file and toggle value of oauth-enabled to true.

<add key="oauth-enabled" value="true" />

In Web.config:

   <!-- CIL caching can be enabled on Staging; CIL 8.1.1+ will bypass the cache for XPM Session Preview.  The service-caching-expiration setting is in seconds. -->
<add key="service-caching" value="true" />
<add key="service-caching-expiration" value="60" />
<add key="oauth-enabled" value="true" />
<add key="oauth-client-id" value="cduser" />
<add key="oauth-client-secret" value="CDUserP@ssw0rd" />
  1. Set oauth-enabled" value="true"
  2. Set the same Token as in cd-client and cwd-client conf for "ClientSecret" in
    web config for key="oauth-client-secret" value="CDUserP@ssw0rd"

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