Before You Begin
Last updated on August 18, 2020
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 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.
|Username||Your account username provided by OpenX.|
|Password||Your account password provided by OpenX.|
|Consumer Key||The ID portion of your Consumer credentials provided by OpenX.|
|Consumer Secret||The Consumer secret can be thought of as the password for the Consumer credentials.|
|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/”|