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Fides Configuration
Authenticating with OAuth
Generating OAuth Access Tokens

Generating Access Tokens

This document explains how to generate a valid OAuth token using a set of existing Fides credentials.


In order to complete this, you will need one of the following:

  • A client ID and client secret for Fides Cloud provided by your Ethyca Support team. Contact them now to get credentials, or;
  • A valid client ID and client secret for a self-hosted instance of Fides.

Example: Creating an OAuth Access Token

To create an OAuth access token, make a POST request to the /api/v1/oauth/token endpoint with a valid client ID and client secret in the following format:

POST /api/v1/oauth/token
curl '{{FIDES_URL}}/api/v1/oauth/token' \
-d 'client_id={{FIDES_ID}}' \
-d 'client_secret={{FIDES_SECRET}}' \
-d 'grant_type=client_credentials'

In the above example, {{FIDES_URL}} is the URL to your Fides server and {{FIDES_ID}} and {{FIDES_SECRET}} are your Fides client ID and client secret.

The response to this request will return an access token in the access_token property as shown below:

OAuth Access Token Response
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

From here you can authenticate to the API with this access token and the appropriate scopes.