# Authentication

# Basics

Communication with the anybill cloud is only possible after prior authentication. anybill uses OAuth 2.0 or OpenId Access Tokens for authentication. The identities are managed in an Azure Active Directory B2C. To get an access token you need a client id and a service account with username and password.

  • The client ID is assigned by anybill once per POS system manufacturer.
  • Username and password of the service account are assigned by anybill to the merchant.

# Scopes

The functional areas of the API are secured by scopes. An access token with the requested scopes must be used for the respective functional area. The following scopes currently exist:

# Retrieving an Access Token

To retrieve an access token, an HTTP POST request with the following data must be sent to our OAuth 2.0 endpoint.

URL
https://adanybill.b2clogin.com/ad.anybill.de/oauth2/v2.0/token?p=b2c_1_ropc_vendor (opens new window)

Header
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Query Parameters
{“p” : “b2c_1_ropc_vendor”}

Body

{
    grant_type: "password"
    username: "<service account username>"
    password: "<service account password>"
    client_id: "<your client id>"
    client_secret: "<your client secret>"
    scope: "https://ad.anybill.de/partner-platform/Users.Create offline_access"
    response_type: "token"
}

If authentication is successful, the server outputs the access token as a response in the following format:

{
    "access_token": "*****",
    "token_type": "Bearer",
    "expires_in": 86400,
    "refresh_token": "*****"
}

For every communication with endpoints of the anybill API the access token must be specified in the header:

Authorization: Bearer <access_token>

# Retrieving a Refresh Token

The access token can be updated as follows.

URL
https://adanybill.b2clogin.com/ad.anybill.de/oauth2/v2.0/token?p=b2c_1_ropc_vendor (opens new window)

Header
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Query Parameters
{“p” : “b2c_1_ropc_vendor”}

Body

{
    refresh_token: "<refresh token>"
    grant_type: "refresh_token"
    client_id: "<your client id>"
    scope: "https://ad.anybill.de/partner-platform/Users.Create offline_access"
    response_type: "token"
}

If the update is successful, the server outputs the access token as a response in the following format:

{
   "access_token": "*****",
   "token_type": "Bearer",
   "expires_in": 86400,
   "refresh_token": "*****",
   “refresh_token_expires_in”: 1209600
}