API DOCUMENTATION Last Update: Apr 2022

Token: Get

Generates a unique, self-expiring time token that can be used to authenticate a series of API calls performed by a user within a given time frame.


The data to be submitted to the API is composed of the following fields:


  field   Example   Note
API 1.5
user_id john1970 Required
user_api_key 1959caadac9b13dcb3 Required
account_id greatwidgets Required
type generate_time_token Required
token_interval 60 Optional
Output Format:
output JSON or XML Optional. If not provided, defaults to XML
callback someFunctionName Optional: JSONP format
condensed yes Optional (No white space)
Applies only to JSON(P) output



  • The token_interval is optional. It is a limit on the validity of the token, in seconds. If not given, it will default to 60 seconds. This means the token will no longer be valid after that time interval (ie: will result in an error when the "Token - Validate" API call is made to validate it.)


Example PHP Request:

If you are using PHP, the $data array would look like this:

  1. $data['API'] = '1.5';
  2. $data['user_id'] = 'john1970';
  3. $data['user_api_key'] = '1959caadac9b13dcb3';
  4. $data['account_id'] = 'greatwidgets';
  5. $data['type'] = 'generate_time_token';
  6. $data['token_interval'] = '86400';


Success XML Response:

  1. <response status="success">
  3. </response>


Error XML Response:

  1. <response status="error">
  2. <error>Error message</error>
  3. </response>