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Before You Begin

What You Will Need

If you decide to implement your own authentication code, here is what you will need:

  • Basic knowledge of OAuth. For more information you can consult the following recommended sites: OAuth specification, The OAuth Bible, and Twitter Developers Documentation: OAuth.

  • Knowledge of the HTTP protocol

  • For programmatic authentication, you need to have knowledge of a client language such as PHP, Python, or Java. Note that OpenX already provides client libraries for each of these languages.

Credentials Supplied by OpenX

When you become an API customer, OpenX provides you with the following credentials which you will use in initial authentication calls.

Credentials Supplied by OpenX

Parameter Description
Username Your account username provided by your account manager
Password Your account password provided by your account manager
Consumer Key The ID portion of your Consumer credentials, provided by your account manager
Consumer Secret The Consumer secret can be thought of as the password for the Consumer credentials. This is also provided by your account manager
OAuth Realm The realm value is a string, generally assigned by the origin server. The realm parameter allows the protected resources on a server to be partitioned. For example, OAuth realm="http://server.example.com/"

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