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How to get an API Token from Digital Ocean

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An authorization token is required when connecting to Digital Ocean through a third-party app.  The token is used in the header tag of the connection to verify that you’ve authorized the connection.

To get the API token, log into the control panel through the log-in page:  https://cloud.digitalocean.com/login

Then click on the Apps & API (1) link and go to the Generate new token (2) button.

 

After clicking on the Apps & API link, you’ll get to New Personal Access Token page.  First enter a token name (3) – I have TestToken in the example below.  Then select the access level (4), read is recommended unless you want the app you are authorizing to edit droplets and settings in your account.  Finally, click on Generate Token (5) to generate your token.

Clicking Generate Token will take you back to the Personal Access tokens page.  At this point you’ll be presentated with the token.  Copy this token to a safe place.  You will only see it once.  Use the delete button to delete the token.

 

 

 

Written by M Kapoor

September 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Browsing through Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers

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This project lets you browse through Amazon’s various product categories and view the top 10 sellers for that category.  You can browse down into sub-categories as well as up into parent categories.

I wrote this to learn about Amazon’s Product Advertising API.  Using the API is simple, especially with the sample code provided by Amazon.  Amazon returns a lot of information, so the slightly tricky part was figuring out how to parse the XML to get only the information I need.

 

Amazon Top Ten Browser

 

Written by M Kapoor

September 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

RSS Feed Creator with hosting

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Need a way to get your audiobooks, open courseware, videos, or other content onto your podcast player? The RSS Feed Maker will take your URLs and convert them into a RSS document and give you a URL to give to your podcast player.

The RSS feed is created with Argotic and the files are hosted on Amazon’s S3 file hosting service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by M Kapoor

September 8, 2014 at 11:59 pm