Connecting Commission Finder with your CJ Affiliate account via API is necessary for our systems to interface directly with your account. We do this through utilizing a unique Personal Access Token from your CJ Affiliate account. This guide walks you through generating this secure access token and providing it in Commission Finder.

Important! Commission Finder customers who have signed an Agency Authorization Agreement with Market Labs can skip this step. Our agreement with CJ allows direct API access, no additional setup necessary.

What is an Agency Authorization Agreement?

Step 1: Navigate to the CJ Developer Portal

Navigate to the Personal Access Token page on by expanding "Authentication" from the left-hand menu and clicking Personal Access Token. Alternatively, you can follow this direct link:

CJ Developer Portal welcome page

Step 2: Log into your CJ Affiliate Account

If you aren't already logged in to the Superuser account for your CJ Affiliate account, you will see the following button displayed.

You must be logged in to create personal access tokens. Click here to log in.

Click this button and login to the Superuser account to continue.

Step 3: Register a new Personal Access Token

To register a new Personal Access Token, first you'll input a name for the token. We recommend something descriptive like commission_finder_app. Next click "Register".

CJ Developer portal create personal access token page.

The following alert box will appear with a random sequence of numbers and letters after the Token Name you supplied. Copy this Personal Access Token to provide in the Commission Finder app.

Important! As the alert states, this token will never be shown again so you must copy and paste it. If you accidentally dismiss the alert before copying the token, you will need to repeat Step 3. We recommend leaving the Personal Access Token browser tab open until you have completed Step 4, just in case.

New personal access token created alert, including the token value.

Step 4: Store your Personal Access Token in Commission Finder

Navigate to the Commission Finder app and click the "Edit" button underneath the CJ Affiliate Account Details section.

Paste your newly created Personal Access Token into the CJ Access Token field.

Be sure to click Save!

Congrats! You've successfully generated a Personal Access Token for your CJ Affiliate account and stored it in Commission Finder. Our automated process to retrieve commissions for attribution and validation will kick off immediately in the background.

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