what to hell is ruName?
i am surprised, that this oauth stuff is still a problem for many people. my suggestion is to install postman and follow the ebay docu which shows example calls. a none developer shouldn´t have any problems making requests with postman, it´s actually nothing more than copy&paste. put in the correct URL, some headers, a body.... that´s it.
if you don´t know what a "runame" is, google is a very powerful instrument:
I hope, this helps a bit.
What is surprising is that Ebay does not supply a simple UI that does all those steps and gives a developer what they need (a long-lasting token to use in their API calls). This is still a problem for many people because like me, they have to ONCE A YEAR come back and find the docs, re-read them all, find the tools (postman, etc) and run all those same manual steps again. It is crazy that Ebay does not automate this one time for everyone to use.
I use APIs from PayPal, Reverb, Easypost, Google, and Amazon and NONE of them require these kind of manual steps to get a security token, they all provide them through developer web pages.
first: there is a nice UI - the ebay API test tool where you can get a token for testing with one click.
but that is for testing of course! not for production.
secondly: what the heck should ebay automate here? you cannot automate the login of a user
that´s so stupid ;)
third: a nice fancy UI is no help here. do you want to login on to a website every 2 hours to get a new token and copy&paste it into your application? - sure not ;) the fact that other companies offer "long-living tokens" does not mean - that this is good and ebay does it wrong - the opposite is the case!
having tokens or keys that live forever is the worst u can have - maybe it´s comfortable for non-developers, but non-developers shouldn´t work with that - there are developers out there to handle this. and the ebay APIs are NOT made for someone who is able to write "ping google.de" on the command line, the APIs are made for "developers". i am not a mechanic - why should I complain that car motors are so complex? if there is a problem, I must be stupid starting to dismantle the motor of my car by myself - instead, i go to an "auto repair shop" when something is not working. because there are people who deal with motors every day. and if I am not smart enough to do that on my own - it´s not wise to complain about "the thing" - I should complain about myself. either I invest time to learn how things work to help myself in the future - or - if I only need help once a year - I leave that to the professionals and invest my time in more important things I am able to handle myself.
but when it comes to APIs, non-developers always complain about everything, pardon - this is stupid. learn it - get somebody or leave it.
ebay has more than enough documentation out there, there are tons of SDKs and code snippets everywhere. but it´s useless to argue with a baker about rocket science.
it might sound hard, but that´s how it is, sorry.
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