Returns a temporary request token, initiating the OAuth process.

This API returns a temporary request token that begins the OAuth process. The request token must accompany the user to the authorization page, where the user will grant your application limited access to the account. The token expires after five minutes.

HTTP Method: GET
Request Parameters
Property Type Description
oauth_consumer_key string The value used by the consumer to identify itself to the service provider.
oauth_timestamp integer The date and time of the request, in epoch time. Must be accurate within five minutes.
oauth_nonce string A nonce, as described in the authorization guide - roughly, an arbitrary or random value that cannot be used again with the same timestamp.
oauth_signature_method string The signature method used by the consumer to sign the request. The only supported value is "HMAC-SHA1".
oauth_signature string Signature generated with the shared secret and token secret using the specified oauth_signature_method, as described in OAuth documentation.
oauth_callback string Callback information, as described elsewhere. Must always be set to "oob", whether using a callback or not.
Response Properties
Property Type Description
oauth_token string The consumer's request token
oauth_token_secret string The token secret
oauth_callback_confirmed boolean Returns true if a callback URL is configured for the current consumer key, otherwise false. Callbacks are described under the Authorize Application API.
Sample Request
GET https://etws.etrade.com/oauth/request_token
HTTP header
Authorization: OAuth realm="",oauth_callback="oob",oauth_signature="FjoSQaFDKEDK1FJazlY3xArNflk%3D", oauth_nonce="LTg2ODUzOTQ5MTEzMTY3MzQwMzE%3D",oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1",oauth_consumer_key="282683cc9e4b8fc81dea6bc687d46758",oauth_timestamp="1273254425"
Sample Response

The response data is contained in the body of the response, URL-encoded. (This encoding type is identified in the response header, just as with XML and JSON responses.)

  • The request token is only valid for 5 minutes.

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