Client Credentials


The Client Credentials grant is used when applications request an access token to access their own resources, not on behalf of a user.

Request Parameters

grant_type (required)

The grant_type parameter must be set to client_credentials.

scope (optional)

Your service can support different scopes for the client credentials grant. In practice, not many services actually support this.

Client Authentication (required)

The client needs to authenticate themselves for this request. Typically the service will allow either additional request parameters client_id and client_secret, or accept the client ID and secret in the HTTP Basic auth header.


The following is an example authorization code grant the service would receive.

POST /token HTTP/1.1


See Access Token Response for details on the parameters to return when generating an access token or responding to errors.