Obtain OAuth Credentials¶
The first step towards gaining access to the Oath Ad Platforms DSP API is to obtain authentication credentials (client ID, client secret, and authorization code) for your YDN app.
This page provides step-by-step instructions that will enable you to gain administrative access to your Oath Ad Platforms DSP seat, join the Yahoo Developer Network, create a YDN app, and acquire the authentication credentials that will enable your YDN app to access the Oath Ad Platforms DSP API.
This procedure assumes that you have the following prerequisites:
- Seat license. You must have access to a seat on the Oath Ad Platforms DSP.
- Valid email address. You must provide an email address. If you have access to the Oath Ad Platforms DSP console, do not use the same email address that you use to log into the UI. If you are an Oath/Yahoo employee, do not use your
Step 1: Request API Access to the Seat¶
Depending on whether you are an external developer or internal developer, you must request Oath Ad Platforms DSP API access and OAuth support from either an account manager or Yahoo product support.
- External developers can obtain access by sending an email request to their account manager.
- Internal developers can obtain access by sending an email request to Yahoo product support.
You will be notified by email once you are registered. The email will sent to the email address that you provide your account manager or product support engineer.
To request API access (for existing UI user):¶
If you already have access to the DSP UI and would like to enable API access for the same seat, skip to Enable API Access.
To request API access (for external users):¶
To request API access to your seat, contact your account manager and ask that your email address be registered with your Oath Ad Platforms DSP seat.
Be sure to provide the account manager with a valid email address. You will be notified by email once you are registered.
To request API access (for internal users):¶
To request API access to your seat, contact product support and ask that for API access to the seat. Provide a
@yahoo.com email address and ask that the email address be registered with your Oath Ad Platforms DSP seat.
For internal users (Oath/Yahoo), your @oath.com or @yahoo-inc.com address will not work. You must provide a new or existing @yahoo.com email address.
You will will be notified by email once you are registered.
Step 2: Set Up an Admin Account¶
In this step, you will accept the invitation to join the seat with a new admin account and associate that account with the email address you provided your account manager or product support engineer.
The invitation email is valid for only 72 hours.
To set up a Oath Ad Platforms DSP admin account:¶
Open the invitation email.
The invitation email will be sent to the email address you provided your account manager or product support engineer.
Click the Accept Invitation button.
The Welcome to the Oath Ad Platforms DSP window appears.
Click the Continue button.
Congratulations, you have set up your admin account. As an administrator, you can grant yourself API and OAuth access to the seat.
Step 3: Enable OAuth Authentication Support¶
In the Oath Ad Platforms DSP client, enable support for Oath Ad Platforms DSP API and for OAUTH authentication in the My Account page.
The procedure is slightly different for external and internal users:
- External users must enable API support and enable OAuth authentication.
- Internal users must enable OAuth authentication.
To enable API and OAuth support:¶
Click the User Account button and select My Account in the shortcut menu.
The Edit User page appears.
If you are an external user, enable the API access flag.
Select OAUTH as the Auth Type.
Click the Save User button.
Step 4: Create a YDN App¶
To create a YDN app:¶
- Navigate to the Yahoo Developer Network: https://developer.yahoo.com.
If you are on the Yahoo corporate network, use an incognito/private browser window.
Click the Sign In button.
Sign into the Yahoo Developer Network using your email credentials.
Click My Apps and select the YDN Apps option in the shortcut menu.
The My Apps page appears.
Click the Create an App button.
The Create Application page appears.
To configure your app, complete the fields in the form.
Four fields are required:
Field Description Application Name Choose a name you will remember. Application Type Select the Web Application option. Callback Domain Although not used in the API workflow, the callback domain is mandatory. Your users will be redirected to the specified doman if an API call fails. API Permissions Select the Yahoo Gemini Advertising (Read/Write) option.
Click the Create App button.
Your client ID and client secret are displayed at the top of the page.
Copy and save your client ID and client secret. You need these credentials to access Yahoo API by OAuth.
You have generated the client ID and client secret. You will use these OAuth 2.0 credentials to generate the refresh and access tokens that your app will use to connect to YDN.
CLIENT_ID. The client ID is an OAuth 2.0 credential that uniquely identifies your app.
CLIENT_SECRETThe client secret is an OAuth 2.0 credential that is known by both YDN and your app.