Client credentials allow you to authenticate to the bol.com Retailer API. Client credentials are a kind of username and password for the API. Below are the steps to create client credentials:
These contact details are used to inform you of important updates and news surrounding the API. Therefore, be sure to fill in the contact details of the person who is technically responsible for your API connection.
In the text field, enter a name for the credentials. Preferably use a name from your internal or external software. If you use a third party for the API (an integration partner, fulfilment party for example), enter the name of this party. After filling in the name, click ‘Aanmaken’.
The Client ID is automatically displayed in the screen. When you click ‘Toon secret’, a pop-up containing the Client secret opens.
If you want to connect with multiple third parties, you need to create separate Client credentials for each party. When you stop working with a third party, you can also easily delete their Client credentials.
Building your own API link? You will find everything about authentication flows and Client credentials here.
Simplified authentication process authorised parties
Some trusted third parties do not require you to enter Client credentials in their application or website. You only need to give permission once a year from their application to exchange data with your bol.com account.
For trusted third parties, follow the steps below when setting up a link with bol.com.
When you set up a link to bol.com, you will automatically be redirected to the bol.com login page. Enter the login details of your bol.com sales account and click ‘Inloggen’.
Click the ‘Toestaan’ button to grant access . You will then be redirected back to the third-party website.
Here you can also see when the authorisation expires. The authorisation is valid for one year, after that, you have to authorize again. Fortunately, most authorised parties send a notification before the expiry date to remind you of this.
You can remove it in your bol.com sales account, below the heading ‘Authorised parties for the Retailer API’.