Once you know how the four authentication parameters work, of course it is easy. I have been a developer all of my adult life, but it took me some time to get the authentication parameters to work the first time I tried.
Example 1 is that the Scratchpad labels the first auth parameter as “Seller ID”, but there is no data item with label “Seller ID” in a seller’s account. It took me some time to figure out “Seller ID” is actually “Merchant Token” in the seller user interface.
Example 2 is that when you are first starting out, the second auth parameter is labeled MWSAuthToken but when you are making calls for your own seller account, you need to use your own AWSAccessKey for the MWSAuthToken parameter.
You don’t need to worry. When someone is creating a new application, they have to get approved as a developer first, then they start working with the API second (regardless of PII status). It makes total sense for someone to ask questions about the API after getting approved as a developer.
In addition, it is be totally understandable for someone to post a questions about the auth parameters after getting approved and trying to get the auth to work for the first time (for another seller’s account in this case).
Please stop being critical of developers asking reasonable questions in this forum.
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