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How can I get the token having scope of view_message using api?


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crivers Atlassian Team Mar 03, 2017

If you go to, you should arrive at a page that lets you generate API tokens with whatever scopes you have access to

Hi Christopher,

I know if I can go to profile and generate token manually then this is possible. But how should I do it using api call / programmatically. Let me know if you know about this, that would be really helpful

crivers Atlassian Team Mar 03, 2017

Ahh - the scope of your addon is actually defined at install time. You can see an example in the addon descriptor on (under hipchatApiConsumer > scopes). If you're using a provided library, creating tokens and making API requests is one of the methods provided in the framework. For the node example, you can check out but any of the libraries should have a similar method available.

But I am using HipChat as a SaaS, then also do I have to do the descriptor thing. I am pretty new in implementing api's. I am not installing HipChat, just using it as a service.

crivers Atlassian Team Mar 08, 2017

Indeed - if you're looking to make an integration that can be installed for your HipChat group you would need to define a descriptor with the appropriate permissions. If this is the first time you're setting up an integration, I would highly recommend going through the step-by-step tutorial at - it will help walk you through all the steps in building an integration.

Alternatively, if you just want to call the API (to send a notification for example), you can go to and generate an API token that can be used from any external script.

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