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TikTok for Developers


Register Your App

To integrate with our products, you must connect your app to TikTok for Developers and submit your app registration for review. This guide demonstrates how to connect an app, configure app settings, and complete the submission process.


Before registering your app, do the following:

  1. Create a TikTok developer account from our signup page using your email.
  2. Create or join an organization representing the owning group of the app. This step is highly recommended but not required.

Connect your app

Follow these steps to add your app to TikTok for Developers.

  1. Log in using your TikTok developer account.
  2. Click the profile icon in the main navigation bar, then click Manage apps to access a list of your apps.

Note: You won't have any apps if you just created a developer account.

  1. Click the Connect an app button to register your app.
  2. When prompted to Select the app owner, choose one of your organizations and click Confirm. If you don't see any organizations, consider creating one. You may also register the app directly under your individual developer account, but this is not recommended for real app integrations.
  3. Fill in the information on the app page and add the desired products.
  4. Once your app configuration is complete, submit your app for review.

You can access this app page any time by going to the Manage apps page and clicking on the app.

App page navigation

The app page contains administrative controls and essential information about your app and product configuration.

At the top of the app page, you can perform the following operations:

  • Click the info icon next to the app's name to display the App ID and Ownership.
  • Toggle between Production mode and Sandbox mode:
    • Production mode contains the version of the app that must be submitted for review to be released to the public. This guide covers the configuration and review process for Production mode.
    • Sandbox mode is a restricted environment that allows you to try out integrations without having to submit your app for review. Learn more about Sandbox mode.
  • Click the URL properties button to verify URL properties for Content Posting API.
  • Click the history icon button to access a Changelog and any Review comments if your app was not approved after submission.
  • Click the More Options [...] button to transfer app ownership or delete the app.

Use the left navigation panel to view your app's review status, app details, and products.

  • View your app's review status under Production. If you just created an app, it will be in Draft status.
  • Click App details, Products, or Scopes to scroll the page to the corresponding section.
    • In the Products section, click the Add products button to choose from a list of integrations. Learn more about adding products.
    • In the Scopes section, you can add scopes to configure access to specific data or perform specific actions. Learn more about scopes.

Configure settings for your app

Fill out the requested details and add your desired products to your app.

App details

The App details section contains essential details about your app's credentials, display information, and intended platforms.


The Credentials section contains Client key and Client secret, which are necessary for your application to invoke TikTok APIs.

Basic information

The Basic information section contains details that will be displayed to users and help us understand your app.

  • App icon and App name are displayed whenever your app is present in the TikTok ecosystem.
  • Category helps us better understand your app.
  • Description helps the user understand your app. TikTok displays the description when a user views the app authorization page.


You can run your app on different platforms including Web, Android, iOS and Desktop. Select your intended platforms and then provide the requested details.

  • Web and Desktop require the URL of your official website.
  • Android requires your app's package name, Play Store URL, app signature, and signing certificate. These are used to verify your app's identity when you invoke TikTok APIs. Provide your Play Store URL to help us better understand your app.
  • iOS requires the App Store URL and Bundle ID. These are used to verify your app's identity when you invoke TikTok APIs. Provide your App Store URL to help us better understand your app.


Click the Add products button in the Products section. Choose from a list of products to add to your app. Items appear under the Products section after you add them.

Login Kit settings example

Each product has its own specific settings. For example, examine the product-specific settings for Login Kit.

  • Web, iOS, Android and Desktop require a Redirect URI to return an authorization code back to your app.

Submit your app for review

Before you integrate with our developer products, you must submit your app for review. Familiarize yourself with our developer guidelines and app review guidelines to understand our integration processes and requirements before submitting your changes for review.

Click Save changes to save your current progress. Click Submit for review once you are completed, and describe your reason for submission. We will start reviewing your app once it is submitted.

App review status

The status of your app review is visible under Production in the left navigation panel.

  • Draft: Your app has not been submitted for review yet.
  • In review: Your app has been submitted for review and approval is pending. No further changes can be made at this stage.
    • If you want to make changes, click the Recall button to withdraw the app from review and return it to draft status.
  • Live: Your current revision of the app was approved and integrations are live.
    • If you want to make changes, click the Create revision button to create a Draft cloned from the Live version. You may modify this draft version without compromising your live configuration.
  • Not approved: After reviewing your app, we determined it did not meet our criteria. Review comments will be displayed on your app page and History with suggested actions. Complete the suggested actions and resubmit your app for review.

Once your app is approved and live, any subsequent changes must be submitted for review and approved to appear in the live release.

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