Hugo Hugo - 20 days ago 10
Javascript Question

Unsupported grant type error when requesting access_token on Spotify API with Meteor HTTP

I've been unable to solve a problem while requesting an access_token on Spotify API with Meteor HTTP. Indeed, when I make a POST call to the Spotify https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token. I get the following response :

{"statusCode":400,"content":"{\"error\":\"unsupported_grant_type\",\"error_description\":\"grant_type must be client_credentials, authorization_code or refresh_token\"}"


I think this may have something to do with the Content-Type header and the encoding of the BODY parameter but I haven't been able to solve this issue. I tried to use both data and params and none of these worked.

Here is my code :

HTTP.post("https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token", {
data: {
grant_type : "authorization_code",
code : authCode,
redirect_uri : Router.routes['redirect_spotify'].url()
},
headers: {
'Authorization' : "Basic " + CryptoJS.enc.Base64.stringify(CryptoJS.enc.Utf8.parse("xxxx:yyyyy")),
'Content-Type':'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'
}
}, function(error, result) {
console.log("POST made with data : %j", result);
if (error){
Registrations.remove({userId : this.userId });
return;
}
Registrations.update({
userId : this.userId },
{$set : {
state: "Done",
accessToken: result.access_token,
//TODO expires
refreshToken: result.refresh_token
}},
{ upsert : true}
);
});


Thank you all in advance :) Love Meteor

Answer

You need to use params instead of data. Thus, your code would be:

HTTP.post("https://accounts.spotify.com/api/token", {
  params: {
    grant_type : "authorization_code",
    code : authCode,
    redirect_uri : Router.routes['redirect_spotify'].url()
  },
  headers: {
    'Authorization' : "Basic " + CryptoJS.enc.Base64.stringify(CryptoJS.enc.Utf8.parse("xxxx:yyyyy")),
    'Content-Type':'application/x-www-form-urlencoded'
  }
}, function(error, result) {
   ...
});
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