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This short example will show you how to authorize your own account against the API and make requests. Note that we aren't following a full OAuth flow here because as a developer you already have access to your own access token and secret.

This example makes use of Scribe OAuth library for Java which requires that we define a TradeKingApi class that extends the DefaultApi10a class provided by Scribe.

package com.tradeking;
import org.scribe.builder.api.DefaultApi10a;
import org.scribe.model.Token;
public class TradeKingApi extends DefaultApi10a
  private static final String AUTHORIZE_URL = "https://developers.tradeking.com/oauth/authorize?oauth_token=%s";
  private static final String REQUEST_TOKEN_RESOURCE = "https://developers.tradeking.com/oauth/request_token";
  private static final String ACCESS_TOKEN_RESOURCE = "https://developers.tradeking.com/oauth/access_token";
  public String getAccessTokenEndpoint()
  public String getRequestTokenEndpoint()
  public String getAuthorizationUrl(Token requestToken)
    return String.format(AUTHORIZE_URL, requestToken.getToken());

We can then use the TradeKingApi class to instantiate an OAuthService and Token to make requests against the API.

package com.tradeking;
import org.scribe.builder.*;
import org.scribe.model.*;
import org.scribe.oauth.*;
public class TradeKingClient
	private static final String CONSUMER_KEY = "0cc175b9c0f1b6a831c399e269772661";
	private static final String CONSUMER_SECRET = "ff2513194e75315625628304c9eb66e8";
	private static final String OAUTH_TOKEN = "150a96573adf12b21dab621e85497e6e";
	private static final String OAUTH_TOKEN_SECRET = "5c7b57d450a71d378a5eda991f809e56";
	private static final String PROTECTED_RESOURCE_URL = "https://api.tradeking.com/v1/member/profile.json";
	public static void main(String[] args)
		OAuthService service = new ServiceBuilder()
		Token accessToken = new Token(OAUTH_TOKEN, OAUTH_TOKEN_SECRET);
		// Now let's go and ask for a protected resource!
		OAuthRequest request = new OAuthRequest(Verb.GET, PROTECTED_RESOURCE_URL);
		service.signRequest(accessToken, request);
		Response response = request.send();

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