Getting Started with factorial

This page will help you get started with factorial. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!


Sign up to Factorial

First things first, to start using Factorial's API you'll need a Factorial account with administrator permissions to create an Oauth Application. So head over to the sign up page if you haven't done so already.

NOTE: After an Oauth Application is created, NON-ADMIN users can use the credentials to request Oauth Tokens

Authorization & authentication

Factorial's API leverages OAuth2 and the Authorization Code Flow for authentication and authorization of users using the API. That means that you'll have to follow a simple series of security steps in order to use Factorial's API.

These steps can be broken down to:

  1. Create an Oauth Application
  2. Request an authorization code for the application
  3. Request an access token with the provided authorization code
  4. You can now make requests to Factorial's API!

We are gonna go through each step in the following sections.

What’s Next

Create a new Oauth application