Cloud API for access_token

Hi again,

I was wondering if there is an endpoint/api where I can pass in my email address and password and have it return the access_token to make the API calls?

I know the documentation mentions it using OAuth 2 but I didn’t see any endpoints/api.

Thanks again!

Carsten Dressler

Since I had no reply I took it upon myself to dig a little deeper. Here is what I found:

Headers: Content-Type: application/json
Body: {“username”:“youremailaddress”,“password”:“spark_password”}

This returns the following:

“username”: "",
“auth_token”: {
“token”: “78n4xGh2aC_V8awk4jsA”,
“expires_at”: “2014-05-19T13:31:05Z”

To get access_token
Headers: Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer 78n4xGh2aC_V8awk4jsA

NOTE: in the Authorization header, you need to add "Bearer " + token.

This returns the following:

“access_token”: “asdfjaskfdjfksajfalfjsfkfjdkfadf”,
“access_token_expires_at”: “2014-03-23T15:51:07+00:00”

Use this “access_token” to make requests to the API’s provided in the documents!

List devices the currently authenticated user has access to.

NOTE: I replaced the actual tokens/keys with fake keys. So the links do not work unless you run it on your own account and get your tokens/keys.

Hope this helps someone else!

Carsten Dressler


I just tried this and it works :slight_smile: However is there any reason you wouldn’t just log into Spark Build and look at the Settings page? I’m guessing you are working on completely automating some kind of mesh network or something?

Yeah I do realize you can do it manually… but I wanted something more automatic :smiley:

I know this is getting dated but, is there an App that can display all: MAC Address; ID; Token & Devices to that account all on the same parsed page ?

You can, in fact, do this through the API:

EDIT: Just realized that this post is a few months old, and this feature didn’t exist when it was posted :slight_smile: Well now it does!

Just following up on this. I’m trying to list my tokens via the Cloud API.

I’m getting a Unauthorised response back when I send my credentials in using Basic Auth in the header. i.e:

GET Headers [Accept=application/json,Accept-Encoding=gzip, deflate,Authorization=BASIC BASE64_ENCODED_CREDENTIALS_HERE]

I’ve check my credentials, perhaps I’m missing something else?