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oauth test token

I'm testing out authentication following the instruction. for now I'm using token to get it from the query string.

I'm confused if this token is the same as the API key that is generated with the full oauth flow?
Also, my query string isn't formatted properly, is this on purpose?
http://app.test:8000/app_auth?merchant_id={correct}&employee_id={correct}&client_id={correct}#access_token=744bf7d1-{-rest of - token}

is client_id supposed to be client_id=stuff#access_token=stuff

shouldn't be &access_token=


Is the API key the same as access_token and the instructions are referencing access_token 2 times for 2 reasons?


this is the page I'm looking at

https://docs.clover.com/docs/using-oauth-20#generating-a-sandbox-oauth-token-on-the-developer-dashboard

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The full oauth flow returns a code you use that code to obtain an access token. The access token you obtain is the same one passed directly in the URL when you are using an oauth type of TOKEN (for testing only). Does this answer your question?

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In the instructions is says API Token is that the same as access_token?
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From an oauth perspective, API token = access_token

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I would accept that answer but the python code shows this.

ACCESS_TOKEN={access_token}

API_KEY={api_key}

ENVIRONMENT=sandbox
That is why I'm confused.


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