If you're currently undergoing the onboarding/implementation process with Mews and/or need to do some testing with Mews Open API (e.g. with key cutters and the Mews kiosk), you can do so in the Mews Demo environment.
Are you ready to integrate with Mews? integration
1) Connect the
Are you ready to integrate with Mews? integration from Marketplace as you would do in the Live environment.
2) Go to Marketplace > New and noteworthy > find the integration, then click "see more"
3) Click "Connect"
4) Copy the "Client Token" from the pop-up window and keep it somewhere
If you did not manage to save it, copy the token below:
Install Mews Open API
Once you are connected, follow the link provided in the pop up message "https://store.mews.li" and download the Windows Mews Open API App from the Mews website (MacOS is not supported)
Then, install the Mews Open API App in the computer that you will use as a server for your external devices (such as the key cutters, printers, terminals... etc).
- Please note that this computer will need to be up and running at all times. Closing the Mews Open API App or turning off the computer will stop the connection between Mews and your devices.
- Read more about the Mews Open API application for Windows here.
Configure Mews Open API
1) open Mews Open API app settings
After installation, open up the Mews Open API application > click on the "gear" icon > click "settings". First time you open the app, the settings window will open automatically, but you can also get access to it clicking on the top right corner "gear" icon.
2) Copy Access Token
Go to Are you ready to integrate with Mews? > integration settings in Marketplace and look for the Access Token by clicking on the "key" icon.
Click on "key" icon to find the Access Token and copy the token
3) Paste Access Token into Mews Open API
Paste it into the Access token field in your Mews Open API application.
By default, the Mews Open API Windows app will be set up for the live environment, so you will need to:
- go to "Advanced settings" in Mews Open API
- change server URL to
- Then click "save".
4) Now close the Mews Open API.
Change Testing Token of Mews Open API app
1) find the
Now, you will need to open the
Connector.settings file* stored in the folder where the Windows Mews Open API app has been installed.
*Note: This file only appears when you have put the demo URL in advanced settings and saved the Mews Open API configurations.
The default location is
C:\ProgramData\Mews\Mews Connector but you can also right click on the Windows shortcut of Mews Open API and click on "Open File Location".
Note that this folder is usually hidden so the quickest way is to copy paste the default file location into the URL-like field.
2) Enter the Client Token saved from above into the Connector.settings file
Open the file called
Connector.settings with Notepad or any other plain text editor and paste the (Client) token copied and put it between:
</TestingClientToken>. If you see that the line in your file does not look like what is in the screenshot below, replace it with the following (switch in your Access Token)
<TestingClientToken>YOUR DEMO ACCESS TOKEN
Save the file (Ctrl + S) and open the Mews Open API App again. It should now be online.
Continue set up with Operator/Key cutter/Printer and test
You can follow other Mews help guides for setting up printers and connect a printer at your property and then test print a registration card from your demo hotel.