Integrating Square services into your application requires three key pieces of information: the Application ID, Access Token, and Location ID. These credentials are vital for authenticating and configuring your application's interaction with Square's API, enabling payment processing, inventory management, and other Square services. This guide provides a clear path to obtaining these credentials from your Square Dashboard.

What You Will Need

  • A Square account. Sign up at if you haven't already.
  • Access to your Square Dashboard after logging in.

Step 1: Log In to Square Dashboard

Navigate to the Square sign-in page ( and enter your credentials to access your dashboard. This is your command center for all Square activities, including accessing your API credentials.

Step 2: Find Your Application ID and Access Token

Application ID

  • From the Square Dashboard, click on "Apps" or "Developer".
  • Select or create a new application to view its details.
  • Locate the "Credentials" section. Here, you'll find your Application ID, labeled as such.

Access Token

  • Within the same application details page, look for the "Access Token" or "OAuth" section.
  • Your Access Token is available here, often referred to as the "Personal Access Token" for individual use.

Security Reminder: Treat your Access Token like a password. Do not share it or expose it in publicly accessible areas such as client-side code.

Step 3: Locate Your Square Location ID

  • In your Square Dashboard, go to the "Locations" tab.
  • Each location listed will have its unique Location ID displayed. Choose the relevant ID for your application's integration.

Best Practices

  • Keep Credentials Secure: Always store your Application ID and Access Token securely. Use environment variables or secure app settings to store them in your application.
  • Limit Access: Share these credentials only with team members who need them for development and maintenance.
  • Regular Review: Periodically review your application settings and credentials to ensure they are up-to-date and secure.


By following these steps, you can swiftly locate your Square Application ID, Access Token, and Location ID, enabling seamless integration with Square's services. These credentials are the foundation for customizing and leveraging Square's powerful features within your application.

For more detailed information or assistance, consult Square's official documentation or contact their support team.