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October 17th, 2005, 05:22 AM #1new alexa web services 1.0, problem with their signature system?
Anyone here using the alexa web services (new version, 1.0, just came out on the 10th) having any issues with their authorization/signature process? I have stepped through everything and it still seems to be uncooperative. Details:
My CC info is valid and current and I have signed up as I have an access key ID as well as a secret key (AND an old SubscriptionId) -- no combination of them work.
Maybe some of this might help you help me:
* as far as code, i am using java and i am computing the hmac as per the example code provided by the api documentation. i am also computing the correct time and formatting it correctly by way of the xml schema dateTime format, in the UTC timezone. i am base64 encoding the computed hmac, and i've tried two different base64 encoders (and verified against the php base64 encoding) to make sure it was not broken.
* Here is an example of a string I am sending as data to compute the hmac:
* here is an example url i create:
* and here is the response:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><WebSearchResponse xmlns="http://webservices.amazon.com/AWSAlexa/2005-07-11"><OperationRequest><RequestId>13JB57AXQ3TDQWBT1MPW</RequestId><Errors><Error><Code>AWS.NotAuthorized</Code><Message>The identity contained in the request is not authorized to use this subscription id.</Message></Error></Errors></OperationRequest></WebSearchResponse>
Thanks in advance for anyone who can help,