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API Tokens

Are you building an integration and looking for a way to authenticate? We support several OAuth authentication flows depending on whether you're building a user based or machine-to-machine based integration. Our preferred authentication method is OAuth Apps, which you can use for all types of integrations.

Check out the different OAuth authentication flows below.

OAuth Apps

We recommend using OAuth Apps for authentication when building integrations for Bynder. OAuth Apps make use of OAuth 2 and is our preferred authentication flow.

With OAuth Apps you can create account specific integrations to leverage Bynder throughout your brand ecosystem. We offer two grant types, which are essentially different methods to acquire an access token needed to authorize API calls. By choosing the right grant type you can optimize authentication for both user based and machine-to-machine based integrations.

Start building your integrations with OAuth Apps.

OAuth 2 Permanent Tokens

Are you building an integration that does not require any user interaction and only makes use of machine-to-machine communication? Authenticate with our OAuth 2 permanent tokens without having to worry about the tokens expiring.

Read more about Permanent Tokens.


OAuth 2 Permanent tokens are not suitable for building user based integrations. Use OAuth Apps instead.

OAuth 1

OAuth 1 permanent tokens consist of a token, token secret, consumer and consumer secret.

OAuth 1 permanent tokens are no longer created by default and can only be generated for existing integrations that didn't migrate to OAuth 2 yet. Read more about OAuth 1 tokens here.

Are you building a new integration? Use OAuth Apps instead.

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