Authentication and Authorization

An example API guitar catalog website

For security, licensing, and tracking purposes, you’ll need to obtain an authentication token and create an account before you can use the REST APIs.

Note: You must have a paid subscription to access our guitar collections. For more information, contact us.

Prerequisites

Download and install the free Postman application for your operating system. As part of the download and installation process, you will need to create a free Postman account.

See: https://www.getpostman.com/apps

Generating Authentication Tokens

  1. Open a Web browser.
  2. In the address bar, enter http://groovyguitars.com/api/get_nonce/json=get_nonce&controller=user&method=register
  3. The following response displays: {“status”:”ok”,”controller”:”user”,”method”:”register”,”nonce”:”a2c3ec8e25″}.
  4. The last element of the response is the authentication token and will be unique. Write down the token value or save it to a text editor for later reference. 

Note: To generate a different token, clear your browser cache and generate the token again.