Request an Access Token

When you’re ready to begin a session and start testing the API, send a request for an access token that includes the API key ("client_id" parameter) and API secret ("client_secret" parameter) following the request format shown below:

curl --request POST \
  --url '' \
  --header 'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' \
  --data grant_type=client_credentials \
  --data client_id=<API secret> \
  --data client_secret=<API secret>
POST /token HTTP/1.1

client_id=<API key>&client_secret=<API secret>&grant_type=client_credentials

If the access token request is valid and authorized, the token server issues the access token in the format shown below:

{ "access_token":"<access token>","token_type":"Bearer","expires_in":900 }

Access tokens expire after 15 minutes (900 seconds). This value can be obtained from inspecting the token response and extracting the value from the expires_in attribute.