Add a default authentication profile to automatically create .motaword/credentials.json:

motaword auth add-profile client-credentials default MY-CLIENT-ID MY-CLIENT-SECRET

Authentication details

motaword CLI requires a MotaWord developer account and an API client ("app" as we call them). You can create one here:

Once you have a developer account, create a new app on your Developer Portal. Now you can access your API client ID and secret for this app.

You need to use these keys with your motaword CLI by putting them in .motaword/credentials.json file. This is what credentials.json looks like:

  "profiles": {
    "default": {
      "client_id": "my-client-id",
      "client_secret": "my-client-secret",
      "type": "client-credentials"

motaword CLI lets you have multiple profiles for authentication. default profile is sufficient in most use cases, but you can have multiple profiles with arbitrary names (e.g secondary-profile in place of default in the example above).

We provide a way to automatically manage your authentication profiles:

> motaword auth

Authentication settings

  motaword auth [command]

Available Commands:
  add-profile   Add user profile for authentication
  list-profiles List available configured authentication profiles

  -h, --help   help for auth

You can add a profile with this command:

> motaword auth add-profile client-credentials <name> <client-id> <client-secret>

Let's add a default profile:

motaword auth add-profile client-credentials default my-client-id my-client-secret

That's it! motaword CLI will manage the authentication for you including reusing and refreshing your API access tokens.