Response status codes

When Shopify receives a request to an API endpoint, a number of different HTTP status codes can be returned in the response depending on the original request.

200 OK

The request was successfully processed by Shopify.

201 Created

The request has been fulfilled and a new resource has been created.

202 Accepted

The request has been accepted, but not yet processed.

400 Bad Request

The request was not understood by the server, generally due to bad syntax or because the Content-Type header was not correctly set to application/json.

This status is also returned when the request provides an invalid code parameter during the OAuth token exchange process.

401 Unauthorized

The necessary authentication credentials are not present in the request or are incorrect.

402 Payment Required

The requested shop is currently frozen.

403 Forbidden

The server is refusing to respond to the request. This is generally because you have not requested the appropriate scope for this action.

404 Not Found

The requested resource was not found but could be available again in the future.

406 Not Acceptable

The requested resource is only capable of generating content not acceptable according to the Accept headers sent in the request.

422 Unprocessable Entity

The request body was well-formed but contains semantical errors. The response body will provide more details in the errors parameter.

429 Too Many Requests

The request was not accepted because the application has exceeded the rate limit. See the API Call Limit documentation for a breakdown of Shopify's rate-limiting mechanism.

500 Internal Server Error

An internal error occurred in Shopify. Please post to the API & Technology forum so that Shopify staff can investigate.

501 Not Implemented

The requested endpoint is not available on that particular shop, e.g. requesting access to a Plus-specific API on a non-Plus shop. This response may also indicate that this endpoint is reserved for future use.

503 Service Unavailable

The server is currently unavailable. Check the status page for reported service outages.