How to get BigCommerce API Credentials

How to get BigCommerce API
BigCommerce API

To get the API Credentials, you have to create API Accounts in the admin page of your BigCommerce store. Only the user set as store owner can create API Accounts, and a maximum of 50 accounts can be created per store.

Creating Store API Account

  1. Login to your BigCommerce admin panel.
  2. Go to Advanced Settings > API Accounts.
  3. Click Create API Account button. Choose Create V2/V3 API Token.
  4. Enter a Name for the app/migration corresponding to this account. Then copy or make note of the API Path – you’ll need it to interact with the API.
  5. Under OAuth Scopes, specify the API resources and permissions to which your app/migration requires access. If you want to use this Private app for Next-Cart migration program, set all access levels of the permissions to Read-only (if BigCommerce is your Source store) or Modify (if BigCommerce is your Target store).
  6. Click on Save button. If it’s successful, a .txt file containing the API credentials will download to your computer and a pop-up containing the same credentials will be displayed.
  7. Store this credentials to a safe place by copying/pasting the contents of each field out of the pop-up or by keeping the downloaded .txt file. Don’t forget to store your API Path at step 4.

*Note: For using the migration program, you will need these API credentials: API Path, Client ID and Access Token. Client Secret is not required.

***Important: If you are going to migrate orders to BigCommerce, it’s highly recommended to turn off all email notifications at Advanced Settings > Order Notification.

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