Learn how to authenticate to the RampID API.

1. Request an Account ID and a Secret key from LiveRamp.

You need your service account credentials to obtain an access token. Contact your LiveRamp representative for your client-id and client-secret.

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Make sure to protect your credentials. You will be responsible for any traffic that uses your credentials.

2. Submit a request for an API access token.

curl https://us.identity.api.liveramp.com/token 
  -d "client_id=example-id&client_secret=example-secret&grant_type=client_credentials"

Your access token request includes the following parameters.

ParameterDefinition
grant_typeThis form of authentication will always be client_credentials
client_idProvided by your LiveRamp representative
client_secretProvided by your LiveRamp representative

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":600 }

Use the access_token from the response to authorize API calls via HTTP header or your HTTP client library's authorization method.
Authorization: Bearer ${access_token}

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About access token expiration

Access tokens expire quickly. See the expires_in value for the time limit. The example above shows 10 minutes (600 seconds). To ensure that calls to API endpoints are successful, your code should fetch a new token if you receive a 403 status code for token expiration.

Tokens should be shared for all calls within a thread but not refreshed for each call.