Generate tokens

OAuth API
POSThttps://api.mollie.com/oauth2/tokens

Authentication: OAuth client credentials

Exchange the auth code received at the Authorize endpoint for an actual access token, with which you can communicate with the Mollie API.

Parameters

grant_typestringrequired

If you wish to exchange your auth code for an access token, use grant type authorization_code. If you wish to renew your access token with your refresh token, use grant type refresh_token.

Possible values: authorization_code refresh_token

codestringoptional
The auth code you’ve received when creating the authorization. Only use this field when using grant type authorization_code.
refresh_tokenstringoptional
The refresh token you’ve received when creating the authorization. Only use this field when using grant type refresh_token.
redirect_uristringoptional

The URL the merchant is sent back to once the request has been authorized. It must match the URL you set when registering your app.

Note

When refreshing a token, this parameter is required if the initial authorization_code grant request contained a redirect_uri.

Response

200 application/json; charset=utf-8

access_tokenstring
The access token, with which you will be able to access the Mollie API on the merchant’s behalf.
refresh_tokenstring
The refresh token, with which you will be able to retrieve new access tokens on this endpoint. Please note that the refresh token does not expire.
expires_ininteger
The number of seconds left before the access token expires. Be sure to renew your access token before this reaches zero.
token_typestring

As per OAuth standards, the provided access token can only be used with bearer authentication.

Possible values: bearer

scopestring
A space separated list of permissions. Please refer to Permissions for the full permission list.

Example

Initial request

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curl -u app_j9Pakf56Ajta6Y65AkdTtAv:S5lTvMDTjl95HGnwYmsszDtbMp8QBE2lLcRJbD7I https://api.mollie.com/oauth2/tokens \
-d "grant_type=authorization_code&code=auth_IbyEKUrXmGW1J8hPg6Ciyo4aaU6OAu"

Initial response

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HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8

{
    "access_token": "access_46EUJ6x8jFJZZeAvhNH4JVey6qVpqR",
    "refresh_token": "refresh_FS4xc3Mgci2xQ5s5DzaLXh3HhaTZOP",
    "expires_in": 3600,
    "token_type": "bearer",
    "scope": "payments.read organizations.read"
}

Now that we have a refresh token, we should renew the access token before its expiry date as follows:

Refresh request

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curl -u app_j9Pakf56Ajta6Y65AkdTtAv:S5lTvMDTjl95HGnwYmsszDtbMp8QBE2lLcRJbD7I https://api.mollie.com/oauth2/tokens \
-d "grant_type=refresh_token&refresh_token=refresh_FS4xc3Mgci2xQ5s5DzaLXh3HhaTZOP"

Refresh response

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HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8

{
    "access_token": "access_TRbHbeB3my8XywBAdT6HRkGAJMuh4",
    "refresh_token": "refresh_FS4xc3Mgci2xQ5s5DzaLXh3HhaTZOP",
    "expires_in": 3600,
    "token_type": "bearer",
    "scope": "payments.read organizations.read"
}