Using the Try It Feature

The Try It feature in this documentation lets you send requests to the Ware2Go APIs using your credentials. Before using the Try It, you need the following items:

  • API User Name - Created in AccountVu
  • API Secret Key - Created with the API user in AccountVu
  • Merchant ID - The Ware2Go-assigned ID for your merchant, available in AccountVu.

The Getting Started guide describes how to create an API user, get the API key, and find your merchant ID.

This page describes how to use the Try It feature to obtain a bearer token and then use it to authenticate requests to the Ware2Go APIs.

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Basic Authentication

Using basic authentication with the Try It feature works similar to the bearer token process described on this page. Just select Basic from the drop down menu in the Authentication panel, and add your API user name and secret in the appropriate field.

Obtain a bearer token

Use bearer tokens to authenticate your requests to the Merchant, Reports, WMS, and WMS Updates APIs. Follow the steps below to create a bearer token using the Authentication API and the Try It feature:

  1. Select Authentication from the left hand navigation.
  2. Select the correct environment from the Base URL drop down menu, highlighted in red below:
Base URL Selection
  1. Enter your API username and API secret key in the client_id and client_secret fields in the Form Data panel, highlighted in red below:
Form data entry

You will see the sample request in the example field update with your credentials. The grant_type value should always be client_credentials.

  1. Select Try It! from below the sample code, highlighted in red below:
Try It Button

The response panel will update and show the response. The response will include your bearer token that you can use to authenticate your requests to the other Ware2Go APIs.

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Save your bearer token

Be sure to copy the bearer token value and store it somewhere, so that you can use it to perform additional requests.

Authenticate your requests

Follow the steps below to use your bearer token to authenticate requests to the Ware2Go APIs when using the Try It feature in this documentation:

  1. Select the API operation you want to test from the left hand navigation.
  2. Select Bearer from the drop down menu beneath Authentication, highlighted in red below:
Select Bearer Authentication Method
  1. Paste the bearer token that you obtained from the Authentication operation in the Bearer field.
  2. Fill in the required and optional fields for the request in the Path Params and Query Params panels. The example request in the right-hand column will update as you add parameter values.
  3. Click Try It! in the sample code panel in the right-hand column. The response panel will show the response.