Authentication improvements for testing your apps

Developers interested in contributing to the WordPress mobile apps can now connect to WordPress.com with their own account. More details to follow on how to set up the individual projects.

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We’ve just made it easier for developers to authenticate and test API calls with their own applications.

As the client owner, you can now authenticate with the passwordgrant_type, allowing you to skip the authorization step of authenticating, and logging in with your WordPress.com username and password. You can also gain the globalscope so that you no longer need to request authentication for each blog you wish to test your code with.

This is especially useful to contributors of the WordPress Android and iOS apps, which previously required special whitelisting on our part.

Here’s an example of how you can get started with using both these features:

Note that if you are using 2-step authentication (highly recommended) you will need to create an application password to be able to use the passwordgrant_type.

As noted above, these are only available to you as the owner of the…

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