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Make your first API call

The Enode API lets you connect to a wide range of green energy hardware. This guide demonstrates linking devices to a user and making your first API call by fetching the user.

Copy linkPrerequisites

Copy linkFetching simulated or real devices

You have one set of credentials for the sandbox environment and one for the production environment. Before making any requests, decide whether to fetch mocked or real devices.

  • For mocked devices, use the sandbox environment
  • For real devices, use the production environment

This guide refers to the sandbox environment. For real devices, replace sandbox with production in URLs. Ensure your client_id and client_secret correspond to the chosen environment.

Copy linkStep 1: Get an API access token

First, call the Enode OAuth API using client_id and client_secret.

This guide uses cURL for examples, but you can use Postman. To get your access token in Postman, apply these settings. We also maintain an updated Postman collection.


curl https://oauth.sandbox.enode.io/oauth2/token \
-d "grant_type=client_credentials"

If you provided the correct values, you should receive a successful response containing an access_token.


	"access_token": "{YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}",
	"expires_in": 3599,
	"scope": "",
	"token_type": "bearer"

Next, use the access_token to create a LinkAPI session. This grants the user temporary access to Enode Link UI, a web interface for connecting hardware to your app.


curl https://enode-api.sandbox.enode.io/users/1ab23cd4/link \
-H "Authorization: Bearer {YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{ "vendorType": "vehicle" }'

In this call, 1ab23cd4 represents your user's userId. Pass any unique string to identify your user. The API creates a user if they don't exist. Learn more in our API referenceAPI.

With a valid access_token, you'll receive a successful response containing a linkUrl.

Link response

  "linkState": "WFiMjNjZDRANThlZmIyMzMtYTNjNS00NjkwLWEwNmEtMGRhNmJhNWQ0Y2QzOjlkZjVhY2NiMzc1MjcyYzI1YzRlNjY3YzczMTVlNmI2ZGM3ODQwMDExMmRhZjcxNzZjNjk0YzYwZTVkY2Q1MzE=",
  "linkUrl": "{YOUR_LINK_URL}"

Open the linkUrl from the previous step in your browser and choose any vehicle brand to proceed.

  • The sandbox environment doesn't authenticate users, allowing any combination of email, password, and two-factor authentication code, as in the example below
  • The production environment does authenticate real users and accepts only valid credentials


Username: user@example.com
Password: 1234
Two-factor code: 123456

Upon seeing a Connection successful screen, proceed to the next step.

Clicking "Complete" on this screen redirects to about:blank. To specify a redirect URL, pass a redirectUri to the Link call from the previous step. Refer to our API referenceAPI for more details.

Copy linkStep 4: Fetch the user

After linking vehicles to your user, fetch the user using the /me endpoint. Pass an Enode-User-Id header with the request to refer to your user.


curl https://enode-api.sandbox.enode.io/me \
-X GET \
-H "Authorization: Bearer {YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN}" \
-H "Enode-User-Id: 1ab23cd4"

With correct values, you'll receive a response containing the user object. The linkedVendors array should include the vendor linked in step 3.


  "id": "1ab23cd4",
  "linkedVendors": [
      "vendor": "{YOUR_LINKED_VENDOR}", // For example: "TESLA", "VOLKSWAGEN"
      "isValid": true
    // If you linked additional vendors, they will show up here

Copy linkAll done!

Congratulations on making your first call to the Enode API! To learn more about using our API, you have a couple of options:

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