Before you get started, let's make sure this is the right approach for you. Learn more at: How should I authenticate?
All apps need to be registered first
A registered OAuth application is assigned a unique Client ID and Client Secret. The Client Secret should not be shared.
The code below will show the basic actions required to complete the OAuth2 Implicit Flow. There are libraries for most languages that make generating the redirect URLs and posting back for the token very easy. Here are a few: Ruby, PHP, .NET
Your app should provide a button with the title "Login with Reverb.com" or similar. This button should link to the following url:
Explanation of params:
Required. The client ID is a unique id assigned to your application when you register it with Reverb. View your ClientID at https://reverb.com/my/api_settings by clicking the details link for your app.
Required. The URL where Reverb will redirect once the user authorizes your app. This should look something like https://yourdomain.com/auth/reverb/success
Optional. A list of oauth scopes that your application requires on the user's behalf. The list is delimited by spaces, which is URI encoded as
+. For example, an app that wants to read the user's listings and update them should use the scope:
read_listings+write_listings. By default you will only get read access to the user's information.
Required. Should be set to
Optional. This parameter will be delivered back to you during the redirect. You should use this to set a randomly generated unguessable string so that you can validate the request for additional security in step 3.
The user will be presented with a screen that looks similar to this:
The user's browser will be redirected back to your site with a your oauth code. The url will look something like this:
If you supplied a
state parameter in step 1, this is a good time to validate that the state you got back is the same as you requested. If it's not, the request originated with a third party and should be ignored. Read more about CSRF protection with the state parameter.
Now you should set your client's headers to contain the given token in the
Authorization header in every API request you make, using the OAuth Bearer token format:
curl -XGET https://api.reverb.com/api/some/thing -H "Authorization: Bearer [your token]"