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.
Here we use admin username and password to login into the Magento installation.
Go to System > WebServices > 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.
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.
When the role is created we can check to see the setup of that role. The Role Info is currently displayed here.
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.
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.
Go to System > WebServices > SOAP/XML-RPC - Users:
Here we need to add a new user:
Now we need to fill in all the necessary information:
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:
After all our efforts, we can come back and add all the necessary credentials in the My New Magento Credential form.
Go back and input the values in the correct places as it is shown above.