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OAuth login with RingCentral account

I've been testing various API calls with my dev account and had no problems with the auth flow. I now have started testing making API calls for a RingCentral business account and the sign in step of auth is failing, saying phone number and password don't match. However, I'm able to log into with the same credentials. Does a RingCentral user need to create a dev account to use the API? Why is the login attempt failing?

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Did you change the app client id and client secret for your production? Also the server must be changed to

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No, I didn't change client ID and client secret. Do I need to change them? My understanding was that client ID and secret were related to my app, but that others could access the database through my app. Am I confused?

So you're saying that instead of, I need to change to Are these changes that are required after graduating an app?

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You wrote "I'm able to log into with the same credentials". This meant that you were logging in with a user's credentials in the production account. To use that user's credentials with your app, you need to graduate the app to production, grab the production app client id and client secret and use the production server. Here is how to set the client id and secret in the sample code

RINGCENTRAL_CLIENT_ID= "Your-Production-ClientId"
RINGCENTRAL_CLIENT_SECRET= "Your-Production-ClientSecret"


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Thank you so much for the detailed answer, that's exactly what I needed to know.

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