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IN: How to authorize quickbooks API using client Id and client secret keys and get the access token without loggin into the quickbooks app?

The Quickbooks APIs  requires the access_token for making API calls. Fetching the access_token requires the user to login and authorize the Quickbooks app for accessing the informations through modal popup. Once the access_token is received only then one can store it in persistent storage and make use of it for making one or more APIs calls from there onwards.  It seems that this entire process of authorization requires manual intervention i.e we cannot fetch the access_token in background silently by just using the client_id and client_secret keys. Users need to authorize the app first through a 'modal popup' window from quickbooks. So whenever I am required to use the Quickbooks API integration module, the very first time users will be prompted to login and authorize the app via modal window(on Quickbooks website) for generating the access_token. 

Is this workflow and our understanding Ok w.r.t to Quickbooks APIs? Or can we avoid user authorization happening through this modal popup window and just authorize the Quickbooks API based on client Id and client secret keys?

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IN: How to authorize quickbooks API using client Id and client secret keys and get the access token without loggin into the quickbooks app?

Hi,

Thank you for getting in touch!

For API and integration issues please refer to our Developer portal. You can also raise ticket on your specific queries.

Please find the link here: https://developer.intuit.com/

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IN: How to authorize quickbooks API using client Id and client secret keys and get the access token without loggin into the quickbooks app?

Did you ever find a way to bypass manual intervention?  I'm interested in making a service only call to several APIs.

 

Thanks!

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IN: How to authorize quickbooks API using client Id and client secret keys and get the access token without loggin into the quickbooks app?

Hi qtpeters, thanks for reaching out. Request you to go here https://help.developer.intuit.com/s/ and log a ticket. Our developers would be able to assist you.