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Thu, Oct 29, 2020 12:28 AM

Lightroom Desktop: Authentication fails for Lightroom API


I set up an integration in my Adobe developer console and followed the OAuth 2.0 guideline for gathering an access token. The problem is that I am not able to access any of the Lightroom API services (e.g. catalog) using this token. I tested it with the following command: 

curl -H "x-api-key: [API_KEY]" -H "Authorization: Bearer [ACCESS_TOKEN]"

The response from the Adobe server is: 

while (1) {} {
    "code": 4300,
    "description": "Access is forbidden"

I made the following observations that might help to find the problem:

- When I grant my integration access on the user side, it only asks for permission to log me in. According to the OAuth 2.0 guideline, it should request some more permissions. 

- When I request the access token using the authorization code, the reply only contains access_token, sub, id_token, token_type and expires_in. According to the OAuth 2.0 guideline, it should return information about the user in addition. 

Do you have any idea how to fix that problem? I am grateful for any advice. 

Thank you, 



2 Messages


80 Points

12 days ago

Hey Sebastian,

  What scopes are you requesting when you hit the ims/authorize endpoint? To access the catalogs, you'll need to request at least scopes openid,lr_partner_apis.

I followed the Lightroom API Guide that copied the example oauth code and modified, and am able to access my catalog.