Getting the API Access Token from Your Shopify Store

How to generate and find your API Access Token in your Shopify Store

When connecting your Shopify Store with any custom app, you will need to manage API access tokens from your Shopify Store. In order to use our Shopify integration you will need the URL of your Shopify Store and an API access token. In this article you will learn how to generate and find this API access token within your Shopify Store. 

Enabling custom app development with Shopify
Generating API access token from the Shopify admin

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Enabling custom app development within Shopify


You can enable a custom app from your Shopify ownerโ€™s account. To do this:

  1. Log in to your Shopify Store as the store owner.

  2. Click on 'Apps' in the admin section on the left sidebar.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on 'Develop apps for your store'.


In the next window that appears click on 'Allow Custom App Development'.


In the next window, read the warning and information provided and click 'Allow Custom App Development'.

After you've allowed the custom app development, you can generate a new access token for a custom app.




Generating API Access Token from the Shopify admin


To generate your access token: 

  1. Click on 'Apps' on the left sidebar.
  2. Click on 'Create an App' in the top right corner.

Once you click on 'Create An App' enter a name for your app and select a contact email address in the App developer section. Shopify uses the email address to contact the developer if there is an issue with the app, such as when an API change might break it.


Once you have created the app:

  1. Head to the 'Configuration' tab.
  2. Configure the 'Admin API Integration'.


In the Admin API Access Scopes Settings, select the 'Read And Write' permission for "Products" and select the Webhook API version โ€œ2021-10โ€.


When you're done:

  1. Click 'Save'.
  2. Head to the tab 'API Credentials'.
  3. Click on 'Install' in the upper 'Access tokens' box.
  4. Confirm the installation by clicking on 'Install' in the window that appears.


Now you will see your Admin API Access Token has been generated.
Click on 'Reveal the token once' and you will see the token. 




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