This method allows users to retrieve a public key using a specified key ID. The public key that is returned in the response payload is used to process and validate eBay notifications.
The public key ID, which is a required request parameter for this method, is retrieved from the Base64-encoded X-EBAY-SIGNATURE header that is included in the eBay notification.
Important! The retrieved public key value should be cached for a temporary — but reasonable — amount of time (e.g., one-hour is recommended.) This key should not be requested for every notification since doing so can result in exceeding API call limits if a large number of notification requests is received.
Note: For more details about how to process eBay push notifications and validate notification message payloads, see the Notification API overview.
This method is not supported in Sandbox environment.
HTTP request headers
All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the
Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.
All other standard RESTful request headers are optional. For more information on standard RESTful request headers, see the HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page table.
This request requires an access token created with the client credentials grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):
See OAuth access tokens for more information.
This call has no payload.
This call has no field definitions.
HTTP response headers
This call has no response headers.
The algorithm associated with the public key that is returned, such as Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA).
The digest associated with the public key that is returned, such as Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA1).
The public key that is returned for the specified key ID.
HTTP status codes
This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.
|500||Internal Server Error|
For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.
|195000||API_NOTIFICATION||APPLICATION||There was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.|
|195001||API_NOTIFICATION||REQUEST||The specified key id is invalid.|
This call has no warnings.
New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.
Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.
Sample 1: Retrieve a Public Key
This sample retrieves a public key using a specified key ID.
The input is public_key_id.
If the call is successful, the public key is returned for the specified key ID.