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How to request FedEx API credentials

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Here you will learn how to request FedEx API credentials. In order to acquire them, first you need to register with FedEx and then follow the steps below.

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  1. Enter the FedEx Developer Resource Center.
  2. Click on "FedEx Web Services" section on the left.


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Acquiring FedEx API Credentials for Development and Testing

Obtaining a set of testing credentials is easy. Please follow these steps to learn how to get FedEx API credentials for development and testing purposes.

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  1. Click on "Develop and Test" link on the left.
  2. Press the "Get your test Key" button.


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  1. Fill in the Registration for FedEx Test System Access form with your own data.
  2. Press the "Continue" button.


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  1. Accept the agreement by pressing the "I Accept" button.


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  1. This is your Test Account Number to be used with our Magento Order Status & Shipping Tracking Extension.
  2. This is your Test Meter Number.
  3. This is your Developer Test Key.


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  1. Paste the Test Account Number shown on the above screenshot here.
  2. The Test Meter Number provided by FedEx goes here.
  3. This is the field to paste your Developer Test Key generated for you by FedEx.
  4. The Password will be provided to you via the email address you indicated as Primary Email during registration for FedEx Test system access.
  5. Press "Save Config" button to save your new settings.


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Acquiring FedEx API Credentials for Production

Moving to production will require a new Meter Number, Authentication Key, and Password that will replace the test credentials currently in your application. Please follow these steps to learn how to get FedEx API credentials for production purposes.

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  1. Click on "Move to Production" link on the left.
  2. Press the "Get Production Key" button.


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  1. Since you don't intend to resell your extension, please select "No" from the dropdown.
  2. Select the services you will be using in your integration. Please mind the note in bold red.
  3. Please indicate whether you're developing your FedEx integration solution as a Corporate Developer or as a Consultant. Please mind the description of each role for making correct choice.
  4. Press the "Continue" button.


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  1. Please read and accept the License Agreement by pressing "I Accept" button.


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  1. Fill in the Registration for FedEx Web Services Production Access form with your own data. Please mind the required fields.
  2. Press the "Continue" button.


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In order to get your FedEx Account Number please go to Account Management section of your FedEx profile and locate the 9-digit number. This will be your FedEx Account Number for pasting into the form above. If you don't have an Account Number yet - please create it by clicking the "Add an account" link and follow the FedEx system instructions. For more information please read the article How to register an account with FedEx.


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  1. Check this box in case you want to update your profile with the data provided on the previous page.
  2. Press the "Continue" button.


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  1. This is your Authentication Key for production purposes.
  2. This is your Meter Number for production purposes.


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  1. The Authentication Key for production purposes provided by FedEx goes here.
  2. TheMeter Number for production purposes goes here.
  3. The Password will be provided to you via the email address you indicated as Primary Email during registration for FedEx Production Access.
  4. Make sure to disable Sandbox Mode if you're using production data.
  5. Press "Save Config" button to save your new settings.


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