[Action required] API changes announcement for existing customers

Note: This announcement applies to API customers that are registered to a Prototype and Developer plans.

Hello all!

We are writing to inform you that a new set of plans is replacing our current application plans (Prototype and Developer plans) and prices.

As of 10th May 2022, the Prototype and Developer plans will no longer be operational. Oxford Dictionaries API will offer two new plans:

- Introductory plan
- Unlimited plan

For Prototype and Developer plan customers, changes are happening between 12th April 2022 and 10th May 2022. So do not worry! You will have time to check the options and choose how you wish to proceed using our data by selecting the Introductory or Unlimited plan.

For further instructions on how to change plans, and for more information, please visit our new plans announcement page.

Link: https://developer.oxforddictionaries.com/new-plans-announcement

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave us a comment or reach us at our Contact Us page. (https://developer.oxforddictionaries.com/contact-us)

The Oxford dictionaries API team

Authentication parameters missing error

knikolov356knikolov356 Member
edited April 1 in General


I am getting an "Authentication parameters missing" error when trying to connect using VBA. When connecting with .NET all is good. Connection used to work just fine with V1 of the API. Can you please help me get past this error?

Code looks similar to this with the exception of the login info:

Set jsonProvider = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")

apiUrl = "https://od-api.oxforddictionaries.com:443/api/v2/entries/en/arrow"

jsonProvider.Open "GET", apiUrl, False
jsonProvider.setRequestHeader "Accept", "application/json"
jsonProvider.setRequestHeader "app_id", "xxxx"
jsonProvider.setRequestHeader "app_key", "xxx"

jsonProvider.send '("")
resultText = jsonProvider.responseText

resultText is "Authentication parameters missing"




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