I use last version of wordpress and woocommerce but I get this {"code":"woocommerce_rest_cannot_view","message":"Sorry, you cannot list resources.","data":{"status":401}} when I try to get product by curl in php. there is my code:

$ch = curl_init("http://localhost/wp-json/wc/v1/products  -u ck_4e2f7166b48212888b1bb1d0a6e54371878abfd1:cs_822687fc36460c6a6d767737c967dfcfdcf2c3db");
$result = curl_exec($ch);
echo $result;

I also use \ before -u but still I get Error 401. is there any spacial option should I use for CURL in php?

1 Answer 1


The curl_init function accepts an url and what you are passing there looks like a command line call.

Please check this link for an example of passing username and password through php curl functionality.

Basically you have to use just http://localhost/wp-json/wc/v1/products in curl_init and set username using curl_setopt function with CURLOPT_USERPWD parameter.


$ch = curl_init('http://localhost/wp-json/wc/v1/products');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD,'your credentials');
//other options here
$res = curl_exec($ch);
  • It didn't work.I get that CURL from this doc woocommerce-rest-api-docs
    – saeed Am
    Sep 3, 2016 at 12:01
  • That example is for command line curl. Are you sure you have right permissions for the user you are trying to use? Sep 3, 2016 at 17:01
  • My user is admin and i checked token
    – saeed Am
    Sep 4, 2016 at 6:54
  • You need to authenticate the user before making any request. As suggested by WooCommerce team, you should use already implemented library for making requests. Sep 5, 2016 at 7:19
  • The only thing which you need to do is to go to command line(unix) and type in this command composer require automattic/woocommerce . It will install their library. Alternatively, you can go to woocommerce api docs page, Introduction -> Libraries and Tools and follow the link to download PHP library Sep 5, 2016 at 7:23

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