Create your application and provide information

Before you can start using the Biggerplate API, you need to register your application with us.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to http://accounts.biggerplate.com/applications to register your application. You'll need to login with your Biggerplate account to do this.
  2. Click the button labelled New Oauth Application
  3. Enter a name for you application and click the Generate Application button
  4. Once generated you will be provided with a Client ID and a Client Secret which you will need later for authorisation.
  5. Enter at least one Redirect URI for your application then click the Update button

Once you have created your application, you will have the generated information listed below.

Application Parameters Explained

Parameter

Description

Client ID

This is your application identifier, this value is public knowledge and will be passed with every authorisation request.

Client Secret

This is your client secret, this value is used to sign a code flow request and exchange a code for an access token. This value is PRIVATE and should never be given out.

Client Name

This your application name that will be presented to the user during an authorisation flow.

Redirect URI

Redirect URI's are whitelisted endpoints that your application is listening on, such as https://myapp.com/, this means that we will allow the user to complete the flow only if it originated from that source.

Once you have registered your application, you will use your credentials in order to start an authorisation flow. The authorisation flow is as a term used to describe a user authenticating your application access to perform operations using their account.

Find out about Authorisation on our Authorisation page.

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Notice

If you are not familiar with OAuth 2.0, please visit our OAuth 2.0 section.