This guide will walk you through the steps on creating a Shopify private app and ultimately retrieve the API credentials. We recommend opening a text editor to save the credentials that will be created, i.e. notepad or similar.
Login to your Shopify account that you wish to export from.
Check the web address and find https://
.myshopify.com your-sub-domain Copy and paste your
Shopify subdomain in your text editor.
After logging into Shopify, click
Apps in the left side navigation.
On the Apps page,
towards the bottom you will see the text “Working with a developer…”.
Manage private apps link.
If private apps are disabled, click the
Enable private app development button and continue to step 5. If private apps are not disabled, continue to step 6.
all checkboxes. Click the
Enable private app development button.
Create private app button.
¶ Name and Email
name for the private app, anything you want. Enter
your email as the developer email.
You will see the Admin API Permissions box which will say there are no active permissions. You will need to set Read Access to all permissions.
Show inactive Admin API Permissions A dropdown list of
permissions will appear.
In the list of permissions, select Important: Read Access for every permission. With only read access, nothing can be modified on your Shopify account.
Save button at the top of the page. The Edit private app
pop up will appear.
Edit private app button. The page should refresh.
If the page doesn't refresh, reload the page manually.
You should now see an API credentials box.
Copy and paste the
API key in a text editor. Copy and paste the
Password in a text editor. If the password is hidden, click Show to view it.
You have successfully created a private app with API credentials. Your text editor should have the following:
Keep the credentials in a safe place.
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