Start developing your application

App registration

  1. Create an account in Yandex.Direct that you will use as an application developer:
    1. If you don't have a Yandex username, get one.

    2. In the Yandex.Direct web interface, create an account : enter a valid email address, choose your country and currency, and click Start using the service.
    3. On the API Settings page, click Get API access and accept the user agreement.

  2. Register your app on the Yandex.OAuth server.
  3. Submit a request for test access for your application. Wait for your request to be approved.

Debugging with test data

You can use your developer account as a test user. You can also create a special test user (repeat steps 1.11.3 above).

  1. Get a debugging OAuth token on behalf of the test user.
  2. Enable the Sandbox, which is an application debugging environment where you can manage test campaigns without actual impressions and spending.
  3. Send HTTP POST requests to the Sandbox using the debugging token. Request example:
    curl \
      -H 'Authorization: Bearer 0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f0f' \
      -H 'Accept-Language: en' \
      -d '
        {
          "method":"get",
          "params": {
            "SelectionCriteria": {},
            "FieldNames": [
              "Name",
              "DailyBudget",
              "Funds",
              "Statistics",
              "Type"
            ], 
            "TextCampaignFieldNames": [
              "CounterIds",
              "RelevantKeywords",
              "Settings",
              "BiddingStrategy"
            ]
          }
        }' \
      "https://api-sandbox.direct.yandex.com/json/v5/campaigns"

Switching to using real user data

  1. In your application, implement a way to get a token that is convenient for your users.

  2. Switch the request for test access to full access. Wait for your request to be approved.

  3. In your application, replace the sandbox addresses with the real addresses. The address for each service is provided in the service description.
Tip.

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