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Setting up API login and password

Setting up Magento 1 API login and password


These are the instructions on how to set the API login and API password for Magento 1 installation to be used for credentials section of Magento 1 component.

We are going to assume that we have a fresh Magento 1 installation The default setup for the new installed Magento 1 has no API users nor API roles, which means we need to configure both. Here are the steps necessary to follow.

Login to Magento admin panel

Login to admin panel

Here we use admin username and password to login into the Magento installation.

Create API Role

Go to System > WebServices > SOAP/XML-RPC - Roles:

Navigate to SOAP/XML-RPC - Roles

After when you click you are given an opportunity to Add New Role. If you had already added an API Role then keep reading further.

Add new role

For a simplicity, we can name this new Role full since we are going to give this role full access. Please type your administrative password to create this role.

Add new role step 2

When the role is created we can check to see the setup of that role. The Role Info is currently displayed here.

Add new role step 3

Role Resources tab has the necessary setup option that we need to tune. If we pull-down the menu near the Resource Access we can choose between All or Custom. From here we can do all sorts of customizations but for simplicity, we will choose All and save this role.

Add new role step 4

The Role Users tab is empty by default if you have just created this role. However, it would contain the users who have this particular role if you have already done this procedure before.

Create a new user with this specific role

Go to System > WebServices > SOAP/XML-RPC - Users:

Navigate to SOAP/XML-RPC -Users

Here we need to add a new user:

Creating a new user

Now we need to fill in all the necessary information:

Filling the user information

  • User Name - give a username which you can remember. This username is going to be used as API Login.
  • First Name - Fill in as appropriate.
  • Last Name - Same, fill-in as appropriate.
  • Email - a valid e-mail address.
  • Current Admin Password - give the current Magento installation admin password.
  • API Key - type-in a memorable phrase so that you can remember. This is not the same as admin password.
  • API Key Confirmation - re-type the same memorable phrase.

Navigate here to the User Role tab and make sure that this newly created user has the appropriate API Role. Since we named our role as full and we knew that it actually means a full access:

Check the user roles

After all our efforts, we can come back and add all the necessary credentials in the My New Magento Credential form.

Magento 1 Credentials filled

Go back and input the values in the correct places as it is shown above.

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