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How to execute the authorization flow and get your access token
Sales channels use the client_credentials grant type to get a "guest" access token.
Integrations use the client_credentials grant type to get an access token for themselves.
By including a scope in the access token request, all the resources that you fetch are automatically filtered.

Getting an access token

To get an access token using the client_credentials grant type, send a POST request to the /oauth/token endpoint, passing the API client credentials in the request body.

Request

POST https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/oauth/token

Arguments

Body parameter
Type
Required
Description
grant_type
string
Required
client_credentials
client_id
string
Required
Your application's client_id.
client_secret
string
Optional
Your application's client_secret.
scope
string
Optional
Your access token scope (market, stock location).
Sales channels require a market in scope when requesting their access token to perform the permitted CRUD actions. On the other hand, they don't require the client_secret argument. That lets you use them safely client-side.

Examples

Sales channel

Request
Response
The following request tries to get an access token for a sales channel, using the client_credentials grant type and putting in scope the market identified by the number "1234":
curl -g -X POST \
'https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/oauth/token' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
"grant_type": "client_credentials",
"client_id": "your-client-id",
"scope": "market:1234"
}'
On success, the API responds with a 200 OK status code, returning the requested access token:
{
"access_token": "your-access-token",
"token_type": "bearer",
"expires_in": 7200,
"scope": "market:1234",
"created_at": 123456789
}

Integration

Request
Response
The following request tries to get an access token for an integration, using the client_credentials grant type:
curl -g -X POST \
'https://yourdomain.commercelayer.io/oauth/token' \
-H 'Accept: application/json' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
"grant_type": "client_credentials",
"client_id": "your-client-id",
"client_secret": "your-client-secret"
}'
On success, the API responds with a 200 OK status code, returning the requested access token:
{
"access_token": "your-access-token",
"token_type": "bearer",
"expires_in": 7200,
"scope": "market:all",
"created_at": 123456789
}