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Getting Started

Registering OAuth clients

You can register OAuth clients with Tapkey using our self-service registration page.

OAuth clients are registered under an Owner Account in Tapkey's eco-system. After registration, an Owner Account will be created when registering your first locking device.

Don't have a locking device?

Don't worry. You can still create an Owner Account without registering a locking device. You can choose to create a new Owner Account from the drop down in the navigation drawer after following the link. Then follow the instructions above to register a new OAuth client for your application.

List locking devices

After registering a new OAuth client, listing a User's locking devices can be easily done using the Tapkey Management API. After obtaining an access token via OAuth, a User's Owner Accounts can be retrieved using the GET /owners operation.

var client = new HttpClient();
client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Bearer", _accessToken);

var ownerAccountsTask = client.GetStringAsync("");
var json = await ownerAccountsTask;
var ownerAccounts = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<Dictionary<string, object>>>(json);

After that, ownerAccount contains a list of Owner Accounts for the current User. If present, an Owner Account can be chosen from that list in order to query bound locks.

// For demo purposes, just take the first Owner Account…
var ownerAccountId = ownerAccounts.First()["id"];
// … and query for bound locks
var boundLocksTask = client.GetStringAsync(
var json = await boundLocksTask;

var boundLocks = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<List<Dictionary<string, object>>>(json);

At this point, boundLocks contains a list of bound locking devices for the selected Owner Account. Information about the respective locking devices is delivered as defined in the GET /owners/{ownerAccount}/boundlocks operation's response description below.

// Print a list of all bound locks
foreach (var boundLock in boundLocks)
    var lockInfo = new StringBuilder();
    lockInfo.AppendLine($"Lock ID: {boundLock["id"]}");
    lockInfo.AppendLine($"Title: {boundLock["title"]}");
    lockInfo.AppendLine($"Description: {boundLock["description"]}");
    lockInfo.AppendLine($"Lock is active: {boundLock["active"]}");
    lockInfo.AppendLine($"Binding date: {boundLock["bindDate"]}");

Runnable Example Available

A complete, runnable console application that prints a list of locking devices can be found in the Tapkey Management API .NET samples repository on GitHub.