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Account Linking APIs

Build Alexa skills that can connect a skill user's Amazon identity to their identity in a different system. This helps your Alexa skill gracefully connect your customers to your services.

Account Linking Models

Alexa App Only

This popular model lets your customer link accounts entirely from within the Alexa app.

App-to-App Account Linking

This model helps your customer start linking accounts from your app or website, complete the process through the Alexa app, and finish back at your app or website. You may use this model in conjunction with the app-only model.

Account Linking Requirements

Account Linking Is Required Account Linking Is Optional Account Linking Is Not Supported

Smart Home Skills

Video Skills

Meetings Skills

Education Skills

Custom Skills

Music Skills

Flash Briefing Skills

Account Linking APIs Complement Personalization APIs

Combine account linking with Personalization APIs to help your skills engage customers differently based on context.

Latest Feature Updates for Account Linking APIs

 

Date Name Summary Locale Availability Links Release Type

8/27/2019

App-to-App Account Linking

Use App-to-App Account Linking and New Skill Activation API to Simplify Skill Setup

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Alexa Blog

Documentation - Account Linking

Documentation - Skill Activation API

Generally Available

10/25/2018

Skill Activation Metrics

Skill activation metrics, including details about skill enablement and account linking, help you gain insights into your skill’s lifecycle.

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Alexa Blog

Documentation

Generally Available

9/12/2018

Optional Account Linking

Optional account linking allows customers to enable and use your Alexa skill without first linking their accounts.

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Alexa Blog

Documentation

Generally Available