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Published: January 08 2007, 2:34:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 3:10:50 PM

Why are the ruparams that I use in the following eBay SignIn url being ignored?

https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn&runame=myruname&ruparams=VarA%3DB12309%2VarB%3DABC123


Summary

If you need to send parameters in the Auth & Auth SignIn url to get a User's token, you need to ensure that you use the correct encoding.  For example, URL encoding for & is %26, however in the above URL, it is specified as %2.  If the encoding is incorrect, the parameters will be ignored.  To return the parameters correctly in the AcceptURL, along with the token, the above example needs to be modified as below:
https://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?SignIn&runame=myruname&ruparams=VarA%3DB12309%26VarB%3DABC123

When the user signs in successfully, the accept URL will return the paramaters similar to the following:

https://<accepturl>?ebaytkn=<token>&tknexp=2008-07-01+21%3A26%3A28&username=<username>&VarA=B12309&VarB=ABC123

 


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