Before we get started building our web application, we need to complete a few setup steps.
Once you log in, you will see the API credentials for your application. You will need the Client Id and Client Secret credentials to complete this tutorial.
You will need to set a
redirect_uri for your application. This represents the location of where your application is hosted. Register the following as a redirect uri for your application:
http://localhost:8000/exchange. We will be using this in the next section.
Now that you have your application registered, clone the starter kit to get started. In the cloned repository, you will find the Smartcar Node SDK installed and a simple server set up.
git clone https://github.com/smartcar/getting-started-express.git cd getting-started-express/tutorial npm install
You will also have to set the following environment variables -
export CLIENT_ID=<your-client-id> export CLIENT_SECRET=<your-client-secret> export REDIRECT_URI=http://localhost:8000
Now that we've set up our application, let's learn more about Smartcar's authorization flow.