Returns the auth token for the given frob, if one has been attached. This method call must be signed, and is deprecated in favour of OAuth.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
frob (Required)
The frob to check.

Example Response

  <user nsid="12037949754@N01" username="Bees" fullname="Cal H" />

perms can have values of none, read, write or delete. For more information, see the Auth API spec.

Error Codes

108: Invalid frob
The specified frob does not exist or has already been used.
96: Invalid signature
The passed signature was invalid.
97: Missing signature
The call required signing but no signature was sent.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

API Explorer : flickr.auth.getToken