Access to the ORCID Public API requires a set of credentials consisting of a Client ID and a Client Secret. This guide describes the steps needed to obtain ORCID Public API credentials. ORCID members need not register for the public API as their member credentials can be used instead. To register for member credentials see Register a client application.
Public API credentials are tied to an individual’s ORCID record and cannot be transferred to another person. You will need to agree to the Public API terms of service before credentials are issued.
Organizational API credentials are available to organizations that support ORCID through a paid membership subscription. Learn more about ORCID membership.
We recommend that developers test the Public API in the sandbox testing server before using the production version.