Out of band OAuth 2 (for a console app)


#1

Hi Nick,

You can do exactly the same for FreeAgent. Twitter and FaceBook are
displaying the Authentication token from the OAuth flow for you to copy
down and use on a different system - we’re just currently not providing
such a nice way to see the Authentication token.

Instead you can use the Google OAuth Playground for this:

  1. Follow the instructions here:
    https://dev.freeagent.com/docs/quick_start
  2. After you have clicked “Authorize APIs” don’t click “Exchange
    Authorization Code for Tokens” but instead copy down the Authorization code.
  3. On your server, give your script the Authorization code and have it
    perform the next step of the OAuth flow to retrieve the Access and Refresh
    tokens.
  4. Every seven days your script should automatically use the Refresh
    token to get a new Access token as the Access token expires

What language are you using for this? If you’re using Ruby, the OAuth2 gem
makes authenticating with OAuth services pretty easy.

Kind regards,

GraemeOn 21 June 2012 00:25, Nick Malyon nick.malyon@gmail.com wrote:

Hey,

Just implementing an internal console app for FreeAgent which will
generate invoices based on number of transactions our clients make on our
system per month. It’s really simple, just needs to run as a cron job and
create the invoice.

I’m trying my hardest to use the new OAuth2 API - it would be good if it
supported Out of Band authorisation. Some services, like twitter, will if
you set the redirect_url to ‘oob’ display the auth token to the user for
them to enter into the software themselves.

In this situation, that’s far preferable to having to implement and open
up the firewall to a webserver running on the requesting machine. Indeed,
it might not even be possible to make the user request from the machine in
the first place.

The ideal flow would be:

Go to this URL on your desktop: https://api.freeagent.com/v2/
What code did it give you? _
Cool.

Another way to do this, which Facebook use, is for FreeAgent to host a
redirect endpoint which spits out the code and to tell developers they can
use that if they don’t have their own callback.

Though, their absolute latest is to move to an entirely different
pin-driven device mode.

Any plans for this? Otherwise I’ll have to write and deploy a totally
separate page, just to use the new API on the console.

Cheers,

  • Nick


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#2

I’ve been testing by sending the user to a FA url which redirects back
(at the end of the oauth process) to a static page on my website. It
does nothing, but I can grab the URL
(http://mysite.com/foo.html?code=xxxx) which has code=xxxxxx in it,
and I can take that whole url, and parse the code out, and use that to
get the rest of the tokens.

No ideal, but it’s a once-off thing. You could send the user to a page
which parses the code out and just shows it… but I found it easier
to parse it in my app, as I needed the full parsing when I use it from
an iOS appOn Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Graeme Boyd graeme.boyd@freeagent.com wrote:

Hi Nick,

You can do exactly the same for FreeAgent. Twitter and FaceBook are
displaying the Authentication token from the OAuth flow for you to copy down
and use on a different system - we’re just currently not providing such a
nice way to see the Authentication token.

Instead you can use the Google OAuth Playground for this:

Follow the instructions here: https://dev.freeagent.com/docs/quick_start
After you have clicked “Authorize APIs” don’t click “Exchange Authorization
Code for Tokens” but instead copy down the Authorization code.
On your server, give your script the Authorization code and have it perform
the next step of the OAuth flow to retrieve the Access and Refresh tokens.
Every seven days your script should automatically use the Refresh token to
get a new Access token as the Access token expires

What language are you using for this? If you’re using Ruby, the OAuth2 gem
makes authenticating with OAuth services pretty easy.

Kind regards,

Graeme

On 21 June 2012 00:25, Nick Malyon nick.malyon@gmail.com wrote:

Hey,

Just implementing an internal console app for FreeAgent which will
generate invoices based on number of transactions our clients make on our
system per month. It’s really simple, just needs to run as a cron job and
create the invoice.

I’m trying my hardest to use the new OAuth2 API - it would be good if it
supported Out of Band authorisation. Some services, like twitter, will if
you set the redirect_url to ‘oob’ display the auth token to the user for
them to enter into the software themselves.

In this situation, that’s far preferable to having to implement and open
up the firewall to a webserver running on the requesting machine. Indeed,
it might not even be possible to make the user request from the machine in
the first place.

The ideal flow would be:

Go to this URL on your desktop: https://api.freeagent.com/v2/
What code did it give you? _
Cool.

Another way to do this, which Facebook use, is for FreeAgent to host a
redirect endpoint which spits out the code and to tell developers they can
use that if they don’t have their own callback.

Though, their absolute latest is to move to an entirely different
pin-driven device mode.

Any plans for this? Otherwise I’ll have to write and deploy a totally
separate page, just to use the new API on the console.

Cheers,

  • Nick


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#3

Hi,

below process i followed but some how not able to get solution(error in get
access token)

request :

POST /v2/token_endpoint HTTP/1.1

Host: api.sandbox.freeagent.com

grant_type: authorization_code

code: 4/z7IBgRS-Pjx6y5-djE-uaRAjqeYleIdVCyjwiFgnfdg

redirect_uri: https://google.com

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=UTF-8

client_id: 3go0PEltpEHFFzEOdliIzQ

client_secret: OLefVbuT3LhEqpMh-2iq3w

Cache-Control: no-cache

Postman-Token: d47f46b7-9e1d-2969-8a40-53ee2120d5c2

responce

{

“error”: “invalid_request”

}

Thanks.On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:01:50 PM UTC+5:30, Graeme Boyd wrote:

Hi Nick,

You can do exactly the same for FreeAgent. Twitter and FaceBook are
displaying the Authentication token from the OAuth flow for you to copy
down and use on a different system - we’re just currently not providing
such a nice way to see the Authentication token.

Instead you can use the Google OAuth Playground for this:

  1. Follow the instructions here:
    https://dev.freeagent.com/docs/quick_start
  2. After you have clicked “Authorize APIs” don’t click “Exchange
    Authorization Code for Tokens” but instead copy down the Authorization code.
  3. On your server, give your script the Authorization code and have it
    perform the next step of the OAuth flow to retrieve the Access and Refresh
    tokens.
  4. Every seven days your script should automatically use the Refresh
    token to get a new Access token as the Access token expires

What language are you using for this? If you’re using Ruby, the OAuth2
gem makes authenticating with OAuth services pretty easy.

Kind regards,

Graeme

On 21 June 2012 00:25, Nick Malyon <nick....@gmail.com <javascript:>> wrote:

Hey,

Just implementing an internal console app for FreeAgent which will
generate invoices based on number of transactions our clients make on our
system per month. It’s really simple, just needs to run as a cron job and
create the invoice.

I’m trying my hardest to use the new OAuth2 API - it would be good if it
supported Out of Band authorisation. Some services, like twitter, will if
you set the redirect_url to ‘oob’ display the auth token to the user for
them to enter into the software themselves.

In this situation, that’s far preferable to having to implement and open
up the firewall to a webserver running on the requesting machine. Indeed,
it might not even be possible to make the user request from the machine in
the first place.

The ideal flow would be:

Go to this URL on your desktop: https://api.freeagent.com/v2/
What code did it give you? _
Cool.

Another way to do this, which Facebook use, is for FreeAgent to host a
redirect endpoint which spits out the code and to tell developers they can
use that if they don’t have their own callback.

Though, their absolute latest is to move to an entirely different
pin-driven device mode.

Any plans for this? Otherwise I’ll have to write and deploy a totally
separate page, just to use the new API on the console.

Cheers,

  • Nick


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#4

Hi Nick,

What did you go with in the end?

ThanksOn Thursday, 21 June 2012 00:25:20 UTC+1, Nick Malyon wrote:

Hey,

Just implementing an internal console app for FreeAgent which will
generate invoices based on number of transactions our clients make on our
system per month. It’s really simple, just needs to run as a cron job and
create the invoice.

I’m trying my hardest to use the new OAuth2 API - it would be good if it
supported Out of Band authorisation. Some services, like twitter, will if
you set the redirect_url to ‘oob’ display the auth token to the user for
them to enter into the software themselves.

In this situation, that’s far preferable to having to implement and open
up the firewall to a webserver running on the requesting machine. Indeed,
it might not even be possible to make the user request from the machine in
the first place.

The ideal flow would be:

Go to this URL on your desktop: https://api.freeagent.com/v2/
What code did it give you? _
Cool.

Another way to do this, which Facebook use, is for FreeAgent to host a
redirect endpoint which spits out the code and to tell developers they can
use that if they don’t have their own callback.

Though, their absolute latest is to move to an entirely different
pin-driven device mode.

Any plans for this? Otherwise I’ll have to write and deploy a totally
separate page, just to use the new API on the console.

Cheers,

  • Nick