Creating a Spotify App

Updated 7 months ago by Annabel Youens

To start collecting social registrations with Spotify, you need to get your Spotify app up and running. Watch the video or read our step-by-step instructions to find out how.

1. Head over to the Spotify developer site and log in or create an account

If you haven't been to the developer site before, you'll have to go through and accept some terms of use before you can move on to the next step.


2. Click on Dashboard, found in the top menu bar. Then click the button "Create a client ID"


3. Fill in the fields it asks for and press the Next button


4. Are you developing a commercial integration?

For most of our clients, the answer to this question is yes.

If you chose yes, you'll have to provide some more information about your app



5. Success!

You'll be notified that your app was successfully created and you'll see this screen. But we're not quite done yet. Click Edit Settings.

6. Fill in your app details


All the fields are pretty straightforward except "Redirect URIs."

If you're on a custom AE Enterprise plan, you'll have a custom domain. Paste that into this field. E.g. https://nike.theappreciationengine.com/SpotifyAuthenticator_Controller

Then click the green Add button next to the field. The URL should appear in green as above- that means you're good to go! Scroll down and hit Save.


7. Click "show client secret" and copy it.


8. Now, go back to your AE dashboard tab.

If you don't already have AE open, go to another tab and log into your AE dashboard account.

Click on AE Connect from the AE header.


9. In the Connect Your Social Apps section, select the Spotify icon




10. Paste your Client ID and Secret into the AE window and press Activate service




11. You can see your Spotify app is live with AE


12. High five! 

You've connected Spotify to AE.

Connect other social networks:

1. Setting up a Facebook App

2. Setting up a Twitter App

3. Setting up an Instagram App

Or choose from the full list.

If you are ready,  integrate AE Connect, our social login solution, into your website.


If you run in to any trouble, check out this help doc that covers common app creation error messages.


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