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How can I quickly get an access token for personal use?

Registering your application or script gets you a higher daily quota and is fairly simply; a step by step guide is documented here: I only need a key, what do I do? However, what if I do want an ...
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Stack Exchange login hangs on Windows 10 Mobile?

I am working on a Stack Exchange App (Stack App for Windows 10 PC/Mobile and Windows 8.1 Mobile). I have a user login set up and using the WebAuthenticationBroker in Universal Windows Platform, to ...
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Refresh expired acess token basics

I'm trying to learn how to implement an OAuth flow in an Android app using a simple app with the Stack Exchange API. Using WebView, I'm able to retrieve an access token and store it in my shared ...
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Having Trouble Setting Up OAuth for App

I am trying to build an app but I can't get the authentication right. I have been following the steps here: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/authentication I keep getting the below error no matter ...
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window.opener is null in Stack Exchange login_success page

I am using the JavaScript SDK to authenticate Stack Exchange users in our application. But the dialog stays in "Authorizing Application" page, as I found there is a error thrown in this page:...
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Does a user only need to log in once to access all sites?

When I use stack exchange sites on my desktop web browser, I log in once using stack exchange ID and then when I navigate to sites I don't belong to, it automatically associates me with the new site. ...
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How do I add a comment to a post through the Stack Exchange API?

I want to add an comment to a specific post so, how do I get its ID and how do I authorize it. I want it to done through the Stack Exchange API interface.
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Get access token for matrix bridge

I want to build a bridge for my matrix server. To read my inbox an access_token is required. Do I really need to register an application just to get one access token?
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Does a closed and/or deleted Stack Apps post still provide access to the API?

Registering your application as a Stack Apps app is necessary in order to obtain a higher request quota, authentication and write access to the API. What happens if the question is closed because of ...
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Use Stack Overflow's authentication API in a browser extension

I want to create a browser extension that reproduce the Stack Overflow navbar (inbox and achievements): I need for that to authenticate the current user using the authentication API. For this step, I ...
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"Could not parse uri [redirect_uri]" when trying to authenticate

I was just reading into this API and wanted to test it out before I would use it in a project. I have added an application on this site and got all of the keys. When I try to authenticate a user with ...
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How can I the question detail page and add comments like the Stack Exchange app?

Can we get the list of data when clicking on a specific question and display the question detail page like the Stack Exchange app? I can't find the API to get them so far, so I decided to display the ...
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Why and how to make use of API key and credentials Stack Overflow API? [duplicate]

I am in need of using the Stack Overflow API for my website. I've gone through the documentation and I got the API key and client credentials. But my question is, I am able to send my question through ...
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Can not request info after OAuth

I am following The implicit OAuth 2.0 flow Guide: My client ID is 4709 while key is RoZwtHUrhMP088oVGCMlxA(( I appended my URL as: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=4709&scope=...
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Localhost test Stack App authentication: error 'redirect_uri' does not match

I tried the answer at "Can the redirect_uri contain port number"? But I am getting the following error: Provided redirect_uri does not match the redirect_uri this code was created with My access ...
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The authentication doc gives a wrong domain for authentication

The authentication doc page now lists URL's like: https://stackoverflow.com/oauth https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/access_token etc. While these seem to work, the correct domain is stackexchange.com, ...
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The new implicit authentication dialog doesn't handle comma-delimited scopes

The authentication docs state that the scopes parameter of the URL to which a user should be directed to, for implicit authentication, should be a list of scopes that are delimited by either commas or ...
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OAuth Dialog has all content positioned off-screen

When using https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/dialog, the OAuth dialog renders correctly on my normal browser window. Opening it inside a modal however results in an empty window, because body has a min-...
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Unable to get access token

I am trying to get a non-expiry access token, like so: https://stackexchange.com/oauth?scope=no_expiry&redirect_uri={{some_uri}}&client_id={{some_value}} I am repeatedly getting the error: ...
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I have created a lot of access_token with no_expiry scope while experimenting. How do I delete them?

While learning how to work with the StackApps APIs, I created quite a few (more than 10) access_token with no_expiry scope. Finally I have got my applicaiton working but I am worried that all those ...
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"text/plain" content type header for x-www-form-urlencoded content? [duplicate]

I'm getting the following response body and header from https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/access_token when attempting to exchange an oauth code for a token: <DEBUG> [00:30:03] my-app - content-...
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Add a dedicated bot login to Stack Apps

When dealing with chat bots, especially those like SmokeDetector, you'll often want to log in directly from the code. The problem? There's no easy way to do this, especially now that Open ID is being ...
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Cannot get redirect_uri to work

This is in regards to my userscript Bulk flag comments. I am sure I have not at all updated the userscript since the first release of June 24, and I am sure I was able to register for an access token ...
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oauth 2.0 based on stackexchange api and fetch user details

I am new to oauth 2.0. What i am trying to achieve is following I have a google api based oauth authentication in place On top I fetch the gmail email address and verify if this address is present in ...
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How to use /me to display my profile data in StackExchange API?

So I'm able to use API calls like: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?pagesize=30&order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow to display a list of questions. This is easy as it ...
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How to pass the api client credentials for stackexchange api in python [duplicate]

I am trying to make a console based client, that consumes the stackexchange api. I have done the registration of my app, in order to enjoy higher quotas and received the necessary keys. My problem is,...
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Accessing the Stack Exchange API not on behalf of an user? [duplicate]

I'm implementing an App and intend to use Stack Exchange tags to classify content, of course, respecting the terms of use. However, the Authentication documentation says I'd need to use the OAuth 2.0 ...
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Can we specify more than one OAuth Domain?

I would like to use the API from a browser extension. With WebExtensions, I should be able to support Firefox and Chrome with the same code. Chrome provides an identity API for OAuth2, and so does ...
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Stackoverflow Javascript Authentication error

Using the Stack Overflow javascript authentication API, I get this error: Application Login Failure An error occurred while login into an application. Error Details error description: ...
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How to login programmatically on Android?

I think my question is not a duplicate of this one: How to login programmatically I have read the authentication document but, still, I am unable to get what's needed to login programmatically on ...
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API Implicit Authentication with Python

I am working on an desktop inbox notifier for StackOverflow, using the API with Python. The script I am working on first logs the user in on StackExchange, and then requests authorisation for the ...
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Authentication uses # instead of `?`?

I need authentication for my app so I used the implicit flow way. The authentication works just fine but the access_token and expires variables return weirdly! For example: https://example.com/#...
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No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' for oauth/access_token

Following the Stack Apps documentation Authentication (explicit) section I crafted this AJAX call $.ajax({ url:"https://stackexchange.com/oauth/access_token", type:"...
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What token parameters to use for OAuth2 Authorizaton?

I'm trying to connect a piece of desktop software to the Stack Exchange web service through OAuth2. I've read the docs but the problem is that what it talks about is subtly different to what ...
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Access token keeps being invalidated

For Stack Overflow Extras (SOX), a few users and myself have seen our access tokens being invalidated very often without any apparent reason. We aren't requesting new tokens (which would invalidate ...
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Is it okay to just send the API key (without implementing oauth-2 login)?

I'm writing a small Android app that issues customizable queries and displays the results in a read-only format. I might implement oauth-2 in a future version, but want to leave it out of version 1.0 (...
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DSS: Facilitating API authentication for desktop apps

desktop-stack-serv Auth server for desktop applications authenticating with the Stack Exchange API. What? The Stack Exchange API enables applications to get data about Stack Exchange sites or users....
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Can you identify a user from the access_token?

I have the access_token after authentication from the user. At this point I don't know with which sites this user has registered. Is it possible to get user information like the display name or ...
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Provide a way to get display name via access token

Please include a new (network) method with the ability to gather display name and profile image directly via access token. Right now to retrieve this information you have to first authenticate a ...
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Getting unauthorized_error when using OAuth2.0

I want to create a simple desktop application which connects to my account and shows some information in the status bar. I've been trying to authenticate using OAuth2.0 but I'm getting stuck and I ...
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Application Key and AccessToken are not working for Stack Exchange API? [duplicate]

I have followed the documentation and used explicit OAuth 2.0 flow for access_token generation. And I have gone through all 4 steps defined under explicit OAuth 2.0 flow with scope=no_expiry. Then I ...
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iOS Client for stackoverflow always throws redirect_uri not a valid uri

I tried to use the Stack Exchange API to authenticate the user. I have registered my app with redirect_uri as stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success. But it always throws "redirect_uri is not a valid ...
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Getting "application not configured for implicit grants" error trying to setup website

I had a developer setup StackExchange auth for a site last year and that still works fine. I have cloned that site and am in the process of changing out all of the relevant names and keys to the new ...
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Same access token between different fetch_token requests

TL;DR: Is it (or would it be) possible to get the same access_token from one fetch_token request to another, provided that the user is the same? Scenario: An anonymous user authenticates with Stack ...
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Is there a way to specify how long I want an access token to be valid for?

I am following the explicit authentication path. I am not passing no_expiry as part of the scope. After the final POST step, I receive back an expires value of 86399 (just shy of a full day). It ...
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error description: could not parse proxy url

I have seen the answers to the existing two questions on this topic but it has not helped. And the problem still persists so I am re-posting this question. Here is my code $(function(){ SE.init({ ...
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Login screen without web browser

I'm playing around with the Stack Exchange API, and have just received my first response from the server using the "Hello World" example. The next step is to allow the user to log in somehow. From ...
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OAuth procedure for standalone user?

Background: I will be using the Stack Exchange API to make queries to stack overflow for a list of questions along with their details for a particular month etc for analysis purposes. So this would be ...
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I Cannot Perform Oauth [closed]

My Clientn id = 4784 and Key = cB0l6XiaOW5l5vsBnBeIUg((. What do I do for Oauth and to get an access token?
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Login using Google fails saying OpenID 2.0 accounts for Google has gone away

Recently I have received complaints about my app suggesting that logging in with a Google account shows a warning message that OpenID authentication has gone away. When I tried to log in with my own ...