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GET/signing_key

This method returns the Public Key, Public Key as JWE, and metadata for all keypairs associated with the application key making the call.

Note: It is important to note that privateKey values are not returned. In order to further ensure the security of confidential client information, eBay does not store privateKey values in any system. If a developer loses their privateKey they must generate new keypairs set using the createSigningKey method.

Input

Resource URI (production)

GET https://apiz.ebay.com/developer/key_management/v1/signing_key

URI parameters

This method has no URI parameters.

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.

OAuth scope

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):

https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.

Output

HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
signingKeysarray of SigningKey

An array of metadata information for keypairs owned by a user.

Occurrence: Conditional

signingKeys.creationTimeinteger

The UNIX timestamp when the SigningKey was created. This time is represented as the number of seconds from "1970-01-01T00:00:00Z", as measured in UTC, until the date and time the SigningKey was created.

Occurrence: Always

signingKeys.expirationTimeinteger

The UNIX timestamp when the SigningKey expires. This time is represented as the number of seconds from "1970-01-01T00:00:00Z", as measured in UTC, until the date and time the SigningKey expires.
Note: All keys have an expiration date of three (3) years after their creationTime.

Occurrence: Always

signingKeys.jwestring

This is the JSON Web Encrypted (JWE) value for the publicKey.

Occurrence: Always

signingKeys.privateKeystring

This is the Private Key that has been generated using the specified signingKeyCipher.
Note: The privateKey value will only be returned in the response payload of the createSigningKey method.

It will never be returned by the getSigningKey or getSigningKeys methods.
Developers are strongly advised to download their privateKey value as Privacy Enhance Mail (PEM) format and store it locally for future reference. In order to guarantee the security of confidential client information, eBay does not store privateKey values on any system.
Note: If a developer loses their privateKey they must generate new keypairs set using the createSigningKey method.

Occurrence: Conditional

signingKeys.publicKeystring

This is the Public Key that has been generated using the specified signingKeyCipher.

As a matter of good practice, developers are strongly advised to download this value and store it locally for safe-keeping and future reference.

Occurrence: Always

signingKeys.signingKeyCipherSigningKeyCipher

Indicates the cipher used to create the keypairs. Refer to SigningKeyCiper for the list of supported enum values.

Occurrence: Always

signingKeys.signingKeyIdstring

The system-generated eBay ID for the keypairs.

Occurrence: Always

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.

StatusMeaning
200OK
401Unauthorized
403Forbidden
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

CodeDomainCategoryMeaning
210000API_KEYSAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
210005API_KEYSREQUESTYou must request with a token having valid application client id.

Warnings

This call has no warnings.

Samples

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: Return all keypairs

This sample returns the Public Key, Public Key as JWE, and metadata for all keypairs associated with the application key making the call.

Note: It is important to note that Private Key values are not returned. In order to further ensure the security of confidential client information, eBay does not store any Private Key value in any system. If a developer loses their Private Key they must generate new keypairs using the createSigningKey method.

Input

There is no request payload for this method.

GEThttps://api.ebay.com/developer/key_management/v1/signing_key

Output

A successful call returns the HTTP status code 200 OK.

The response payload includes the the Public Key, Public Key as JWE, and metadata for all keypairs associated with the application key making the call.