Missing OAuth user token but token is added to the header

I am sending a request using postman and everything works but when I replicate the same request in node.js then I get an error saying that oauth token is missing.

Error I am getting:

  error: 'Unauthorized',
  status: 401,
  message: 'Missing User OAUTH Token'

Headers I am sending:

  config: {
    url: 'https://api.twitch.tv/helix/clips?broadcaster_id=51496027&started_at=2020-12-05T00:00:00Z&ended_at=2020-12-05T00:00:00Z',
    method: 'post',
    headers: {
      Accept: 'application/json, text/plain, */*',
      'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded',
      Authorization: 'Bearer <acutal token>',
      'client-id': '<my id>',
      'User-Agent': 'axios/0.21.0'

Code which is creating errors:

      method: 'post',
      url: `${this.url}broadcaster_id=${broadcasterId}&started_at=${startedAt}&ended_at=${endedAt}`,
      headers: {
        Authorization: 'Bearer <actual token>',
        'client-id': '<actualid>'
      .then((res) => {
      .catch((err) => {

Any ideas what I am missing?

That would suggest you made this request with an “App Access Token” aka “Client Credentials”

Instead of a “user access token”

You used the wrong kind of authentication token

Create Clip

Requires a token that ID’s a user. The token you used has no user attached to it, a a user is needed to “own” the clip.

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Thank you for help. I wanted to get clips not create clips but I didn’t notcie that I was sending POST requests. So in my case I just have to change from POST to GET because “app access token” works for getting clips.

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