Amazon Developer Access Confirmation

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Amazon Seller Central have announced (as of October 2016) that they are changing the way in which they handle 3rd party developer integrations. This change is intended to give you as a Seller Central user more control over who is authorised to interact with your Amazon account through the MWS API interface.

How does this affect me?

Developer Access Confirmation is a service that reminds you to periodically review the developers that have access to your seller account and make sure that only developers you are actively working with are allowed to use MWS on your behalf. When you grant access to a developer, their access lasts for 12 months from the date it was granted. You can confirm the developer's access at any time to extend it for 12 months from the date of confirmation. If you do not confirm a developer's access to your account before the access expiration date, their access to your account will be suspended. You can restore a suspended developer's access in the Authorization History table.

Should I enable Developer Access Confirmation?

We recommend that you do. Whilst this will mean that you need to re-authorise Khaos Control and any other 3rd Party Developers that have access to MWS on an annual basis, it will also mean that you are never in a position where a 3rd Party Developer that you no longer work with retains access to MWS indefinitely.

What will change?

If you decide to enable this feature, the user permissions page within seller central will change and you will then have access to:

  • Developer ID: the 12 digit MWS Developer account ID.
  • Developer Nickname: the developer name which you originally provided.
  • Authorisation Date: the date and time when you first authorised the developer.
  • MWS Auth Token: the MWS Auth Token is a credential that the developers use when they access your account.
  • Action: the action you want to perform. You can choose Revoke to remove a developer's access to your account. Your own account can never be revoked, but you can choose View your credentials to see your authorization token.
  • Date Last Confirmed: the date and time that the developer's access to your account was last confirmed. If it has been less than 12 months since the authorization was created, this will be the same as the Authorization Date. If it has been less than 12 months since you enabled Developer Access Confirmation, this will be the date that you enabled the feature.
  • Access Expiration Date: the date and time when the developer's access to your account will be suspended if it is not confirmed before then. Choose Confirm Access to extend a developer's access to your account for 12 months from today's date.

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