Last updated 25-Mar-2022
The current way we recommend generating tokens is a little messy but avoids you having to give us your username and password. Please read all the steps before continuing:
Fill out this form: Tesla Logon.
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We have created a simple API that takes car of waking the car should it be asleep, deals with various token issues and on a technical level uses a HTTP "GET" and not "POST" which is easier to implement from a web browser,
The beauty of these API URLs is that they can be included in an Apple shortcut or as part of some other automation. We transiently use your information to execute the request and then the information is forgotten by us, as a result we don;t need to store any of your information. And best of all, it's free.
For more information, see our guide to Tesla automation.
In general, tesla-info does not like the idea of third parties having access to your tesla details including token. This put us in a moral dilemma as many owners want to make use of the unofficial Tesla API for various activities and as part of scripting.
What we have come up with is the best compromise we can think of, we don't need your Tesla email address or password to generate your tokens, you use the Tesla login to generate an intermediate code we can use, and we don't store the resulting information.
We have also created an approach to sending commands to your car using either the API or refresh token, these can be turned into Apple shortcuts or included in home automation. We still don't store your details and require you to send is either a valid API token or fresh token on every request. Obviously, you have to trust us here, but we are no different to any other application or web solution that uses your tokens, where we are different is that we don't store them and if our security is compromised, your details are not available to be taken.
If at any time you feel the security of yours, ours or any third party that has ever had yo9ur details has been compromised or your token leaked, visit tesla.com and change your Tesla password.
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