EdX API Authentication

OAuth 2.0

The edX Platform APIs use OAuth 2.0 for authentication. OAuth 2.0 is an open standard used by many systems that require secure user authentication. See the OAuth 2.0 Standard for more information.

Registering with Your Open edX Instance

To use the edX Platform API with courses on your instance of Open edX, you must register your application with the Open edX server. See the OAuth 2.0 specification for details.