The following is a step by step guide to finding your Merchant ID and creating an API Token to use while testing with our REST API and during development with Android.
These instructions are for development and testing only. A production app must generate tokens via OAuth or the Android SDK.
Get your test merchant’s UUID (mId)
Step 1. Login
Log in into https://sandbox.dev.clover.com/developers/login
Step 2. Getting into merchant account
Click on the top right to get the drop down to select your merchant.
Click on your merchant and you will switch to your merchant account.
You should now see the merchant dashboard.
Note the URL in your browser window,the last part of that URL will be your Merchant ID, a thirteen character sequence of numbers and letters.
For example, given the following url:
The merchant UUID would be the 17ABN94ZVQVTT at the end.
Create an Test API Token
Production apps must generate API tokens using OAuth or the Clover Android SDK. Merchant API tokens are intended for development and testing only. In production environments, Merchant API tokens have additional restrictions and are more severely rate limited.
Step 1. Setup
From the Merchant Dashboard click Setup.
Step 2. Navigate to API Tokens
Click on API Tokens in the menu list on the left.
This is where you will generate your API Tokens.
Step 3. Generate API Token
Type in a name and click generate token.
An API Token will be generated for you to use.
Step 4. Customize Permissions
You can customize what permissions the API Token grants by checking the appropriate boxes.
Learn more about using your secure token to access the REST API