How to enable write_customer_payment_methods scope and all other subscriptions related scopes?

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Hi there,

We are migrating our users from Stripe/Paypal to Shopify Store. For that, we need to add payment methods for these users through GraphQL API here

I made a call to the API and I got a response attached in the following code snippet. From the doc, I realized I need write_customer_payment_methods. What is a way to get scope access to that as well all other subscription-related scopes? I don't see them on the private app API options! I have searched the forum and could not find any steps described to do it. Can someone help in this regard?




  "data": {
    "customerPaymentMethodRemoteCreate": null
  "errors": [
      "message": "CustomerPaymentMethodRemoteCreate access denied",
      "locations": [
          "line": 5,
          "column": 7
      "path": [
  "extensions": {
    "cost": {
      "requestedQueryCost": 11,
      "actualQueryCost": 10,
      "throttleStatus": {
        "maximumAvailable": 1000,
        "currentlyAvailable": 990,
        "restoreRate": 50




Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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This is an accepted solution.

Thanks for getting in touch. I'll try to help.

The `write_customer_payment_methods` scope is what we call a protected scope. You need to request the access scope through your partner dashboard

Note that in order to use subscriptions your app must be a public or custom app. For more information, see the requirements for a subscriptions app.

Let me know if this helps, or if you need more information.