##Registering an Application
Before starting to make API requests, you need to register the application. After the registration, you will receive the Consumer Key that will identify you in Magento. Also, you will receive a Consumer Secret. This secret will be used when requesting for a Request Token.
You can register your application by selecting System > Web Services > REST - OAuth Consumers and clicking Add New in the Admin Panel.
When registering the application, you also need to define the callback URL, to which the user will be redirected after he/she successfully authorizes your application.
The authentication endpoints include the following ones:
- /oauth/initiate - this endpoint is used for retrieving the Request Token.
- /oauth/authorize - this endpoint is used for user authorization (Customer).
- /admin/oauth_authorize - this endpoint is used for user authorization (Admin).
- /oauth/token - this endpoint is used for retrieving the Access Token.
Also, the simple form can be used for authentication. To use a simple form, add the /simple endpoint to the authentication endpoint. For example: /oauth/authorize/simple