What is the url to retrieve client-credential token in Tyk open source gateway?


I am trying to use Tyk Open Source Gateway to learn client-credential work flow. I am referring to this website: Tyk Management API: OAuth2 Application Flow (client_credntials grant type) - DZone

I managed to follow some of the steps there. However, I am quite confused about the step on retrieving the client-credential token. Because when I refer to Tyk documentation (Tyk Gateway API), it looks like there is no url to retrieve the token (under the OAUTH section).

May I know how to retrieve the token? Is there any url path to call to get the token? Is there any example on this client-credential using Tyk open-source gateway?


Hi @maantarng, I think the URL you are looking for based on the link shared is


If you have successfully created you OAuth client, then the client_secret and client_id can be retrieved from there.

Hope this helps

Hi @Olu , Thanks.

I have created the Oauth client, and get my client_id and client_secret.

Here, I use the url path you suggested:

curl -X POST
-H ‘x-tyk-authorization:foo’
-H ‘Authorization: Basic xxx’
-H ‘Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded’
-d ‘client_id=xxxx&client_secret=xxx&grant_type=client-credentials’

However, when I hit this url, I saw an error message saying ‘the authorization grant type is not supported by the authorization server’.

Do you know why this is happening? Anything I missed in the url?

I guess it’s because you have an hyphen/dash as the separator in client credentials instead of an underscore.

Hi @Olu I changed it. But I still get the same error response. Do you know why this is happening?

There could be a mis-match for the 0auth2 grant type in your API definition. It should be set to client credentials as shown below

"oauth_meta": {
    "allowed_access_types": [
    "allowed_authorize_types": [
    "auth_login_redirect": "<redirect-url>"
"use_oauth2": true,