Hey everyone, In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to get TikTok API keys for your app. If you’re a developer looking to integrate TikTok into your application, then this video is for you. So, let’s get started!
Creating a TikTok Developer Account
The first step is to create a TikTok developer account. To do this, go to the TikTok Developer Center website.
You can find the link in the video description. After you go to the page, you can log in to your already existing developer account.
If you don’t have a TikTok developer account, click on the “Sign Up” button. You’ll need to provide some basic information.
First, enter your email and click the “Send PIN to email” button. It will send a verification PIN to your email. Login to your email account and copy and paste the code to verify your developer account.
Next, it will ask you to enter a password. Enter a password that matches the above points. After that, you just need to agree to these terms and conditions. Ok, now you’ve finished setting up the TikTok developer account.
Creating a TikTok App
Now that you have a developer account, it’s time to create a TikTok app. This is necessary in order to generate API keys.
To create an app, navigate to “Manage Apps”, Here you can see all the apps you created before. If you didn’t create any TikTok apps before, you will get empty spaces like this.
Next, click on the “Create an App” button. It will instantly create a default app like this. You can customize it by clicking on it.
You can upload a logo for this app, select the app category, and add a short description of your app and its purpose.
Next, you have to add specific permissions to this app according to its purpose. Click the “Add products” button to add TikTok app products.
There are 4 types of products: login kit, video kit, webhooks, and TikTok API. Select the relevant products that suit your app’s purpose.
4 Types of TikTok API Products
- Login Kit – Allows users to log in to third-party apps using their TikTok credentials
- Video Kit – Enables developers to integrate TikTok’s video creation and editing capabilities into their own apps.
- Webhooks – Allows developers to receive real-time notifications about events that occur on the TikTok platform.
- TikTok API – Set of tools and resources that developers can use to build apps that integrate with the TikTok platform.
The most important thing is the redirect URL, which is the URL that redirects users to your website after authentication on the TikTok platform.
Generating TikTok API Keys
Once you’ve configured all the app settings, click the “Save Changes” button. Now you can get the API keys, but those are not live until you request approval for this app.
You’ll then be given an app ID, client ID, and client secret, which you’ll need to use in your application.
Next, I am going to submit the app for review. If your application is approved, they will send you an email; this will usually take 2 to 3 days.
Using TikTok API Keys
Now that you have your API keys, it’s time to use them in your application. There are several endpoints available, such as “User Data“, “Video Data“, and “Comment Data“.
To make an API request, you’ll need to use the client ID and client secret that you generated earlier. You can also use the TikTok API documentation to learn more about the available endpoints and how to use them.
Best Practices of TikTok API
Before we wrap up, let’s talk about some best practices for using TikTok API keys. First and foremost, it’s important to keep your keys secure and not share them with others.
You should also monitor your API usage and make sure you’re not exceeding any limits.
Finally, be sure to follow TikTok’s terms of service and community guidelines to avoid any issues.
Conclusion: TikTok API
And that’s it! I hope you found this video helpful and learned how to get TikTok API keys. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us through our forum. And don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more videos like this. Thanks for watching!