In this week’s episode, I review the Spotify API – more specifically the OAuth capability. My goal: get an OAuth Access Token for my app, so I can call the API. To achieve this goal, I will go to the dev portal, learn about the API, use the API and write a node.js application.

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In the video, I develop some source code in node.js step-by-step. I thought that if you could get this, it would make your life much easier because it guides you through the process, and helps you to get all the nitty-gritty details right. Without it, you would probably spend a lot of time reading the documentation or figuring it out by trial and error.

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Learn about OAuth in a more structured way, with step-by-step guides:

Spotify API – How to get an OAuth Access Token

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Matthias Biehl

As API strategist, Matthias helps clients discover their opportunities for innovation with APIs & ecosystems and turn them into actionable digital strategies. Based on his experience in leading large-scale API initiatives in both business and technology roles, he shares best practices and provides both strategic and practical guidance. He has stayed a techie at heart and at some point, got a Ph.D. Matthias publishes a blog at, is the author of several books on APIs, and regularly speaks at technology conferences.