UPS Implements OAuth 2.0 for Security & Fraud Prevention


We are thrilled to share some groundbreaking news for all our esteemed UPS customers.

In line with the commitment to customer safety, fraud reduction, and the provision of advanced API features, UPS has recently implemented OAuth 2.0 for API security. This upgrade marks a significant step forward in ensuring a secure and seamless experience for all.

Upcoming Changes with UPS OAuth 2.0

UPS will phase out the current Access Key-based authorization for its APIs. Starting from June 5, 2023, UPS will no longer issue access keys, and after June 3, 2024, all API transactions with UPS will require clients to use the OAuth security model. This means that clients will need to include a bearer token with each API request.

UPS has also updated its APIs to follow a more flexible RESTful pattern, allowing both UPS and its clients to easily modify API payloads without strict schema requirements. As a result, the endpoints supporting Access Key authentication and the older API structure will be phased out in the future.

What this brings for PluginHive Customers

At PluginHive, we’re dedicated to providing a smooth experience for your business while adapting to the latest UPS API changes. To achieve this, we’re making some important enhancements to the way our customers use our plugin. These changes will improve WooCommerce store owners’ operations without any disruptions. All PluginHive customers can count on us to support them throughout the transition and help them succeed in this evolving landscape.

1. UPS API Calls Routed Through

All UPS API calls will now be routed through, guaranteeing secure communication between the WooCommerce store and UPS.

As per the UPS changes to the registration, once customers opt for the new integration method using OAuth, it will not be possible to revert back to the previous method involving UPS Web Access Keys.

The UPS account details and data will be kept safe and confidential. PluginHive will not share the data with any third party, and will only use the data for securely communicating between the WooCommerce store and UPS.

2. Mandatory License Renewal of WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin for Continued Service

For all the customers who are currently using or planning to use the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin with Print Label, maintaining an up-to-date plugin license will now be essential.

Once the license expires, the customers will not be able to utilize the plugin functionality and the plugin will stop functioning. Hence, our team strongly recommends renewing the plugin license promptly to avoid any disruption in the shipping capabilities.

For all the customers who already received UPS Access keys and have integrated the plugin with their UPS account, the plugin will continue to function without any issues until June 3, 2024.

3. Individual Plugin Licenses Required To Go Multi-Site

As per the new registration method, the WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin with Print Label will no longer support 5-site & 25-site licenses. The existing licenses for the 5-site and 25-site plugins will no longer be valid. Instead, we recommend customers purchase individual licenses for each website they wish to integrate with UPS.

For all the customers who already received UPS Access keys and have integrated the plugin with their UPS account, the plugin will continue to function without any issues until June 3, 2024.

4. Non-Transferable Plugin License

The WooCommerce UPS Shipping plugin with Print Label license is strictly non-transferable and intended solely for the customer who initially acquired it. Team PluginHive will not be able to assign or transfer the plugin license to any other individual or entity. We strongly recommend the plugin license be used by the customer who integrates the UPS Account within the plugin.

However, the customers will be able to transfer their plugin license from a Development Store to their Live WooCommerce Store seamlessly. Customers will not be able to use different UPS accounts on each website.

5. Utilize UPS Ready Partner Access with PluginHive

By February 1, 2024, as a UPS Ready Partner, PluginHive will utilize UPS Ready Partner Access to create UPS Access Keys and migrate to OAuth and RESTful APIs for improved functionality and security.

6. Scalable License Options with Personalised Quote

Purchasing the WooCommerce UPS Shipping Plugin with Print Label license will allow customers to process up to 15,000 orders per month, which are ideal for Small and Medium-sized eCommerce businesses. 

Large Businesses handling more than 500 orders per day can reach out to us to receive a personalized quote.

Customer support for an easy onboarding

Our dedicated support team will be available round the clock to assist all PluginHive customers with any queries or concerns they may have during this transition period.

Please reach out to us if you need any assistance. We are excited about this remarkable advancement in API security and the immense value it brings to our customers. As we continue to prioritize your safety and elevate your API experience, we look forward to embarking on this new journey together.