Last.fm Web Services

auth.getSession

Fetch a session key for a user. The third step in the authentication process. See the authentication how-to for more information.

Params

token (Required) : A 32-character ASCII hexadecimal MD5 hash returned by step 1 of the authentication process (following the granting of permissions to the application by the user)
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.
api_sig (Required) : A Last.fm method signature. See authentication for more information.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<lfm status="ok">
  <session>
    <name>MyLastFMUsername</name>
    <key>d580d57f32848f5dcf574d1ce18d78b2</key>
     <subscriber>0</subscriber>
  </session>
</lfm>

Errors

  • 4 : Invalid authentication token supplied
  • 14 : This token has not been authorized
  • 15 : This token has expired
  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period