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How can we get developer token using API?

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At-present I am using Add Word test account for integrating and testing API. But I don't know from where did I get the developer token.

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How can we get developer token using API?

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Hey Sam, 


You need to sign-up for AdWords API , once you do you should receive a token via email. 


AdWords says the following:

After you sign up, your developer token will be sent to your account email address. Once approved, this token will be activated and you'll be able to access the API by including it in your request headers. Your token will be shown on your AdWords API Center—accessible through your manager account's My Account tab.



Let me know if this answers your question! 

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How can we get developer token using API?

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note that a test-account cannot be

used to sign-up for an api token.


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

(mcc)  manager-account, is required 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) 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.


generally, 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 and organizations.


(3) 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.


there is an api-forum for clarification, more authoritative answers,
and any follow-up or additional questions, or related issues --!forum/adwords-api


see also