Need API Help!

I’m a rookie when it comes to writing API commands. My goal is to improve an app that uses a forscam’s motion detector. In that effort I have to figure out just how the APIs work. I’m hoping to get help here on this super simple program and get it up and running.

    name: "Test API.",
    namespace: "Home",
    author: "Craig via SmartThings",
    description: "can't get APIs to work...",
    category: "My Apps",
    iconUrl: "",
    iconX2Url: ""

preferences {
	section("Take a burst of pictures") {
		input "camera", "capability.imageCapture"
		input "burst", "number", title: "How many? (default 5)", defaultValue:5, required: true

def installed() {
	log.debug "Installed with settings: ${settings}"

def updated() {
	log.debug "Updated with settings: ${settings}"

mappings {

	path("/camera") {
		action: [
			GET: "getCamera"

def getCamera() { "it worked"

I went through the basic steps on this page: ST API Documentation. I ended up with this URL:

First Problem: I’m getting this error:

{“error”:true,“type”:“AccessDenied”,“message”:“You are not authorized to perform the requested operation.”}

I think you need …ON?**access_token=**OATH_KEY

@baldeagle072 - Thank you. Now I’m getting this error:

{“error”:true,“type”:“AccessDenied”,“message”:“This request is not authorized by the specified access token”}

I’ve gone through the steps to get a new OATH key several times all with the same error.

Nice!! I figured it out. Apparently the ID in the “edit” URL is not the APP ID but the id in the logs is!

Ok new problem. FOSCAM URL can’t be over 121 characters (I know random!). STs URL is very long because of all it’s Key’s. I’ve stripped everything down I could and I’m still at 123 characters. Anyone have any ideas?

You could use an URL shortener. Not sure how secure that would be