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Access tokens

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    Access tokens are used in token-based authentication to allow an application to access an API.

    The SuperOffice access token is proprietary and not a standard JWT. It can't be inspected with tools such as jwt.io.

    How is the access token used?

    The access token is primarily a means to call a target API. It is:

    • used as a credential when calling the API
    • time-limited and needs to be refreshed periodically 

    Where does the access token come from?

    You will receive the access token in the authorization response.

    It is up to the application to securely store the access token.

    When do I need to get a new access token?

    • when the application user signs in for the 1st time
    • when the previous token expires