PART 2: How To Get A Token On S3zipper Api

To use the S3zipper API, the first thing we will need to get is a user token. Tokens carry user-specific information and make it simple for users to access certain resources securely. Instead of needing to provide a user-name and password, a user only needs to provide a server generated token to perform transactions.

For this, we will need to create a user account. Next step is to get userkey and usersecret under /developer section. Follow the link below.
Create account or login

Once you have the user key and user secret, you can now go ahead and get a token.

The example below uses Go(Golang) and Echo web framework.

To see other examples in other languages visit API documentation.

Also available on GitHub


package main

import (

func getJWTToken2(c echo.Context) (err error) {
	// initiate the client
	client := &http.Client{}
	// set the form
	form := url.Values{}
	form.Add("userKey", "userkey")
	form.Add("userSecret", "usersecret")
	// create a  new request
	req2 , err2:= http.NewRequest("POST", "",  strings.NewReader(form.Encode()))
	if err2 != nil {
		log.Fatal("NewRequest: ", err2)
		return err2
	// set form in request
	req2.PostForm = form
	req2.Header.Set("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded")
	// get response
	resp3 ,err3 := client.Do(req2)
	if err3 != nil{
		log.Fatal("NewRequest: ", err3)
		return err3
	defer resp3.Body.Close()
	// read the body
	body, err4:= ioutil.ReadAll(resp3.Body)
	if err4 != nil{
		return err4

	// Get the token from the body
	var p GetToken
	err = json.Unmarshal(body, &p)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal("NewRequest: ", err)
		return err
	token := p.Token

	//save token in cookie
	if len(token) > 1{
		//save token
		cookie := new(http.Cookie)
		cookie.Name = "newJwtToken"
		cookie.Value = token
		cookie.Path = "/"
		cookie.Expires = time.Now().Add(24 * time.Hour)
		return c.JSON(http.StatusOK, "No token was saved in cookie")

	return c.JSON(http.StatusOK, map[string]string{
		"token": token,


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Edwin Siror writes about interesting topics on web technology, and is a avid user of Go(Golang). He is also the creator of S3zipper - an Aws S3 file zipping service(
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