An OAuth access token is required to authorize and authenticate a connection to the Bitly API.
To generate your OAuth access token:
- Log in to your Bitly account.
- Click Settings in the left sidebar.
- Click API.
- In the access token section, enter your Bitly account password and click Generate token.
- Copy the token. If you leave this page and then return, you'll be prompted to enter your password again to view the token.
You can now paste the token into your code or settings to connect via the API.
Protect your token. If it does get exposed to anyone outside your organization, you can always manually disable this one and generate a new one.