Activating Magento API/Web Services to access data

Activating API/Web Services

Web Services give you the ability to integrate with third-party applications by granting them permission to access specific store resources and data

 Step 1: Create a Web Service Role

From the Admin menu, select System > Web Services > Roles.

 Select Web Services

Click the Add New Role button.

In the Role Information section, enter a Role Name such as “API.”

Add Role Name
Role Information

  1. In the panel on the left, select Role Resources. Then do one of the following:
    1. To enable full access to customer, catalog, and sales information, set Resource Access to “All.” Or “Custom”
    2. To provide limited access to data, set Resource Access to “Custom.” Then, select the checkbox of each resource that is available to this role.
    3. By default, when a area is selected, full access is granted. You can accept the default, specify the actions that a person is allowed to take. Specific types of access are listed under many of the resource links, so it is easy to determine exactly what a user is allowed to do with each resource.Access Details

When complete, click the Save Role button.

Step 2: Create a Web Service User

  1. From the Admin menu, select Web Services > Users.
  2. Click the Add New User button.
  3. Complete the following fields:
  • User Name
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  1. In the API Key field, enter a verification key or password. This is the credential that third-party web services must use to access your Magneto store.
  2. To confirm, re-enter the key in the API Key Confirmation field.
  3. In the panel on the left, select User Role. Then, select a Role for the user.

When complete, click the Save User button.

Create a web service user

Click here to view documentation of Setting up Plumb5 for your Magento Store


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