The PingOne authorization endpoint /{{envID}}/as/authorize is used to interact with the resource owner and obtain an authorization grant. The authorization request must include values for the following properties:

The response_type parameter specifies a value of code, which designates that this authorization request returns an authorization code that can be exchanged for an access token.

The response returns a 302 message with a flowID embedded in the Location header, which specifies that a call should be made to another resource to continue the authentication flow. The Location header looks like this:


The authentication flow presents appropriate forms to an end user and submits data provided by the user for all required steps. It also redirects to the resume URL when the authentication flow is complete. For information about authentication flows, see Authentication workflow walkthrough.

When the flow finishes, it returns an authorization code. The authorization code is used in Step 9 to create the access token.