@natedogg, I don’t want to hijack your Qoins thread, so I figured it would be better to start a new one about connecting to Plaid. I am attempting the Simple Integration as outlined in the Plaid Quickstart Guide
I have included the following tags in an html element, but I am getting an error:
<form id="some-id" method="POST" action="/plaid-auth"></form> <script src="https://cdn.plaid.com/link/stable/link-initialize.js" data-client-name="MY APP NAME" data-form-id="some-id" data-key="b54e....................." data-product="auth" data-env="tartan"> </script>
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From the Plaid guide:
In the example above, the form some-id had action="/authenticate". So we’ll add a /authenticate route to our server side code that expects a POST request with a field named public_token in the request body. We’ll then use that public_token along with our private client_id and secret to retrieve a Plaid access_token (via the /exchange_token endpoint). This access_token should be saved in a database and used to retrieve account and transaction data.
I am confused by their use of “we”. I assume this means me? Weird.
Anyway, because completion of the Plaid form redirects to myapp.bubbleapps.io/authenticate I assume I need to expose an API endpoint (with the same name as the form’s action="/authenticate"), with a text parameter of “public_token”. I’ll then use this to trigger an API connector to exchange this for an access token.
First, how do I resolve the error listed above?
Second, What is the best way to save this access token? (since it is specific to my app, not each user, correct?)