Password Grant Type: Generate Token

To configure the authentication via the password grant type and retrieve the access token:

  1. Provide your Request URL.

    The Request URL consists of your application URL and the /oauth2-token slug, e.g., https://yourapplication/oauth2-token

  2. Specify the content-type in headers:

    Content-Type: application/json

  3. Send a POST request with the following body parameters to the authorization server:

    • grant_type with the value password
    • client_id with the client identifier
    • client_secret with the client’s secret
    • username with the user’s username
    • password with the user’s password
  4. Receive response from the authorization server with a JSON object containing the following properties:

    • token_type with the value Bearer
    • expires_in = 3600 seconds. Once the token is generated, it is valid for an hour and can be used multiple times within this time limit to request the necessary data. Expiration time can by configured in config.yml
    • access_token a JSON web token signed with the authorization server’s private key
    • refresh_token a JSON web token used to request a new token when the access_token expires
  5. Use the generated access token to make requests to the API.

Example

Request

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POST /oauth2-token HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json

Request Body

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{
    "grant_type": "password",
    "client_id": "your client identifier",
    "client_secret": "your client secret",
    "username": "your user username",
    "password": "your user password"
}

Response Body

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{
    "token_type": "Bearer",
    "expires_in": 3600,
    "access_token": "your access token",
    "refresh_token" "your refresh token"
}

Note

Access tokens for back-office and storefront API are not interchangeable. If you attempt to request data for the storefront API with a token generated for the back-office application, access will be denied.

Note

To get the access token for a customer visitor for storefront API, use guest as username and password in the request to the authorization server.