Obtaining access token

To get your API access details, use the Cedato Dashboard. Under Network Settings->Platform API Key generate, you will be able to generate or regenerate your client ID and client secret string. 

The client application uses the access token it received in every subsequent request to the Platform API WS in a special header:

Authorization: bearer DaRfdfaR...MzYjw

Requesting a token:

POST /api/token

Headers:
accept: application/json
api-version: 1
authorization: Basic
content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Request body:

grant_type=client_credentials

cURL example:

curl --request POST
--url https://api.cedato.com/api/token
--header 'accept: application/json'
--header 'api-version: 1'
--header 'authorization: Basic '
 --header 'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded'

Create Oauth Token Script

define('CEDATO_API_ENDPOINT_URL''https://api.cedato.com/api/');
define('CEDATO_API_ID_CLIENT''123456789');
define('CEDATO_API_ID_SECRET''123456789');
$res = curl_init();
curl_setopt_array($resarray(
CURLOPT_URL => CEDATO_API_ENDPOINT_URL.'token',
CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => TRUE,
CURLOPT_POST => TRUE,
CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => http_build_query(array(
'grant_type' => 'client_credentials'
)),
CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
'accept: application/json',
'api-version: 1',
'authorization: Basic
'.base64_encode(CEDATO_API_ID_CLIENT.':'.CEDATO_API_ID_SECRET),
'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded'
),
CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST => FALSE,
CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER => FALSE
));
$response = curl_exec($res);
curl_close($res);
var_dump($response);
?>
 

Receiving a token response 

The API server sends back a response similar to this:

{

"access_token": "DaRfdfaR...MzYjw",

"token_type": "bearer",

"expires_in": 3600, //In seconds

}

Valid API requests must include the sent token as part of the authorization header


Here you have an example for obtaining access tokem written in Python:


import requests

import base64

import json

import csv

#importing relevant packages



def GetToken(): # a Function responsible for getting a Dynamic API key

    url = "https://api.cedato.com/api/token"


    payload = "grant_type=client_credentials"


    Access_key = 'XXXXXXXXXXX'  # API user name


    secret_key = 'XXXXXXXXXXX'  # API password

    enc_auth = base64.b64encode(

        '{}:{}'.format(Access_key, secret_key).encode('utf-8'))  # API key (username+password as base64)


    headers = {

        'authorization': "Basic XXXXXXXXX",

        'accept': "application/json",

        'api-version': "1",

        'content-type': "application/x-www-form-urlencoded",

        'cache-control': "no-cache",

    }


    response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

    content = response.content.decode('utf-8')

    d = json.loads(content)

    token = d['data']['access_token']

    bearer = 'Bearer ' + token

    print(bearer)

    return bearer #returnning the Key



##################################################################################### Calling API


def call_api(response,is_json):

    if response.status_code == 200:  # API request was approved

        content = response.content  # content of the report

        content = content.decode('utf-8')  # now you have a string and not bytes

    else:

        print(response.status_code)

        content = response.content  # content of the report

        content = content.decode('utf-8')  # now you have a string and not bytes


    if is_json:

        return json.loads(content)

    print(content)

    return content

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