Get Started with Alexa Smart Properties Core APIs
Before you can use Alexa Smart Properties core APIs, you must create a local Amazon Business account, and then register it with Alexa Smart Properties core. Then you must create a Login with Amazon (LWA) security profile by using the same Amazon Business account that you registered with Alexa Smart Properties core. Finally, you must register your LWA security profile with Alexa Smart Properties and use the security profile to generate an API access token.
To create an Amazon Business account
- To create an Amazon Business account, go to Amazon Business.
Note: It takes one to two days for your account to be validated and to gain access through Amazon Business. To verify the business account, make sure you have official documents that contain your EIN, or sole proprietor, or individual status.
To register with Alexa Smart Properties core
- If you're already working with a member of the Alexa Smart Properties Business Development team, inform them that you've completed the previous steps, and they'll complete your setup.
- If you're not working with a member of the Business Development team, see Get Started with Alexa Smart Properties core. A member of the Business Development team will contact you to:
- Register your company's Amazon Business account email or customer ID and legal entity ID
- Finalize pricing
- Finish setting up your subscription
Create an LWA security profile
Create a security profile by following the steps in the LWA console, using the same Amazon Business account and email address that you registered with Alexa Smart Properties core. For future reference, make sure to note the client ID for your application. After creating your security profile, add your website to the security profile.
Register your LWA security profile and obtain your Organization ID
Log into the Alexa Smart Properties Console and go to Settings. Enter your LWA Client ID under the API Management and press Grant API Access to register your LWA security profile obtain your Alexa Smart Properties core organization (
Integrate with LWA to get an API access token
To integrate LWA into your application to obtain an API access token, follow the instructions in Integrate LWA with your app. These instructions show you how to integrate LWA into your application and obtain an LWA API access token. For more details, see Authorization Code Grant.
To integrate with LWA to get an API access token for Alexa Smart Properties core
Auth Code Grantas your auth grant type.
- Request the
After you can successfully log in with LWA by using your Amazon Business account, you can call Alexa Smart Properties core APIs.
To refresh your access token, follow the instructions in Using Refresh Tokens.
Use the LWA access token
To call the APIs, you must include your API access token as part of the Authorization request header of each API call.
The following example is a CURL request that uses the access token to call the endpoint enumeration API. To use it, change
$ACCESS_TOKEN to your real access token, and then change the URL to the correct one for the API you're calling.
curl -i -v -X GET -H "Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN" https://api.amazonalexa.com/v2/endpoints
Now that you've registered with Alexa Smart Properties core, you're ready to use its APIs.