The following guide will walk you through the process of finding your Merchant ID and creating an API Token. You’ll need this information to test interactions with Clover’s REST API and for Android development.
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 into your Sandbox developer account.
Step 2. Access your merchant account
Click on the user icon at the top right, then select your merchant from the drop-down menu.
Click on the merchant name to go to the merchant account.
You will be taken to the merchant dashboard.
Note the URL in your browser window. The thirteen-character sequence of numbers and letters at the end of the URL is your Merchant ID.
For the following URL, for example, the merchant UUID would be 17ABN94ZVQVTT.
Create a 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 sidebar.
This is where you will generate your API tokens.
Step 3. Generate an API Token
Enter a name for the token and click Generate Token.
The system will generate a new API Token for you.
Step 4. Customize permissions
You can customize the permissions the API Token grants by checking the appropriate boxes.
Learn more about using your secure token to access the REST API.