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I created test account for AdWords. I need to develop offline conversion upload, so I wanted to get test access to AdWords API. But, in account settings I do not see AdWords API Center in the left corner as described here

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a test-account can only be used to test the api --
only an active manager-account with billing can
be used to sign-up for api access via api-center.

detailed and follow-up questions may be asked in the api forums --!forum/adwords-api


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Re: AdWords API Center is not available

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The URL of answer and the forum not having any instruction about getting Developer token... It is very confusing about getting developer token from manager account and test manager account. Can someone help me?? I am a individual developer not working for any company ... want to develop tool where adword user can login and can manage the campaign and advertisements. now it is really confusing get this working

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AdWords API Center is not available

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generally, a test-manager-account *cannot* be used to get a developer-token --
a developer-token must be obtained using an existing, active, manager-account.

individuals without (access to) a live, active, production,
manager-account, simply cannot obtain a developer-token.

there is no such concept as using a test-account to sign-up for
api-access -- a live, active, production, manager-account,

is required to obtain a developer-token -- for *any* level

of api-access.

(1) developer-token:
after the live, active, production, manager-account
has signed-up for the developer-token, the assigned
token may then be used with a test-account --
to test the application prior to approval.

(2) api-basic-access:
then, if basic-access is requested via the product-manager-account,
using the developer-token, the account and application details will
be reviewed by google's api-policy-and-conformance-teams, for any
policy related issues.

only if the basic-access application is approved, and the
token activated, will api-access be given to live accounts,

or to access active user ad-accounts.

typically, google tends to prefer a developer (token) to be associated
with a management-account that is, at least, actively serving ads --
such as, an advertising agency or partner, before beginning development.

basic-access quotas can support most users, organizations, and use-cases.

(3) api-standard-access:
if the application is part of a large organization or will be used by
many multiple users, is production-quality, is able to meet google's
minimum-functionality-requirements, and is also ready for a formal
demo, google may be contacted to request standard-access.

however, the api-forum is the best likely place to ask for any

clarification and to obtain authoritative answers to any follow-up

or additional questions, related in any way, to google's api.

any questions related to getting a developer-token, is rather outside the scope
of this forum -- the best likely course would be to simply ask, directly, within
google's api-forum:!forum/adwords-api