Last.fm Web Services

auth.getToken

Fetch an unathorized request token for an API account. This is step 2 of the authentication process for desktop applications. Web applications do not need to use this service.

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=auth.gettoken&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=auth.gettoken&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY

Params


api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.
api_sig (Required) : A Last.fm method signature. See authentication for more information.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<lfm status="ok">
  <token>cf45fe5a3e3cebe168480a086d7fe481</token>
</lfm>

Errors

  • 8 : There was an error granting the request token. Please try again later
  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period