To get started with Bloom Credit, follow these next simple steps:
# 1. Get your Credentials
Once you complete your onboarding process, Bloom will provide you with two credentials: **Client ID** and **Client Secret**.
If you have not started your onboarding process, please [contact us](🔗) to obtain your credentials to access.
We encourage users to get acquainted with our API in our sandbox. [Contact us](🔗) if you're interested in obtaining credentials to access to our sandbox.
# 2. Set up the API Authentication
All requests to the Bloom API must be authenticated. Check out the [API Authentication](🔗) page to learn how to retrieve and use an access token to authenticate your API requests.