Ahh - the scope of your addon is actually defined at install time. You can see an example in the addon descriptor on https://developer.atlassian.com/hipchat/guide (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 https://developer.atlassian.com/hipchat/tutorials/getting-started-with-atlassian-connect-express-node-js#Gettingstartedwithatlassian-connect-express(Node.js)-CallingtheHipChatRESTAPI but any of the libraries should have a similar method available.
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 https://developer.atlassian.com/hipchat/tutorials/getting-started-with-atlassian-connect-express-node-js - 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 hipchat.com/account/api and generate an API token that can be used from any external script.
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