BigCommerce Training Video: How to Create a Stencil-CLI Token

Your Store Wizards, or another BigCommerce developer, may ask you to create a Stencil-CLI Token for them in order to do development work on your store.

This is a very straightforward and simple process that only takes a minute to complete.  To assist you, we’ve outlined the steps below and included a video walk-thru of the process.

Step 1: Log into your BigCommerce Control Panel

Step 2: Click on “Settings”

Step 3: Scroll to “API” and click on “API Accounts”

Step 4: Click “Create API Account”

Step 5: Select “Create Stencil-CLI Token”

Step 6: Type in a name for the token

Step 7: Click “Publish Theme”

Step 8: Click Save

Details of the token will appear on the screen and a file will automatically download which contains the token details that you can provide to your developer.


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