Order Processing with REST APIs Tutorial
Step 2. Get the admin token
Each step in this tutorial provides the following information:
This section lists the HTTP verb and full path to the endpoint. The basic structure of a REST call in Magento is
<HTTP verb> http://<host>/rest/<scope>/<endpoint>
||The host name or IP address (and optionally, port) of the Magento installation.|
||Specifies which store the call affects. In this tutorial, this value is
||The full URI (Uniform Resource Indentifier) to the endpoint. These values always start with
This section indicates which key/value pairs you must specify in the HTTP headers. All calls require one or more HTTP headers.
This section lists the information that is sent to Magento. All payload samples are valid and can be copied and pasted into your calls, but you might need to change the
id values that Magento returns.
This section lists the information that Magento sends to the REST client. These values are often referenced in other steps in the tutorial. The values Magento returns might be different than the values listed in the examples provided in this tutorial.
Get the admin authorization token
Most REST calls to Magento require an authorization token. The token allows Magento to verify that the caller is authorized to access a system resource. To get a token, you must specify the user’s username and password in the payload.
By default, an admin token is valid for 4 hours. To change this value, log in to Admin and go to Configuration > Services > OAuth > Access Token Expiration.
See Token-based authentication for more information about authorization tokens.
Magento returns the admin’s access token.
This token must be specified in the authorization header of every call that requires admin permissions.
Verify this step
There are no additional verification steps. Tokens are not displayed in Admin.