Access token is a key concept in AgilePoint NX for connecting to external services. The term access token is also used in other technologies, such as OAuth. However, these terms do not mean exactly the same thing. It is helpful to understand the differences if you are familiar with third-party uses of the term access token.
Access Tokens in AgilePoint NX
An access token is a secure object that stores an endpoint (usually a URL) and authentication credentials to connect to a service or technology. Often this is an external or third-party service, like Salesforce or SharePoint, but access tokens can also connect to an AgilePoint NX environment, local database, or other types of technologies. Once an access token is created, application designers can simply select and reuse it, rather than entering the credentials each time they are needed.
Access tokens are collections of credentials that are used to authenticate communication directly between AgilePoint NX and an external system. Because it is the AgilePoint NX system that uses these credentials, rather than an app, there is no difference between design time and runtime access tokens. Access tokens are never checked in or published, and they do not use version control. If you change an access token in the App Builder or Manage Center, the access token changes immediately everywhere the access token is used. Changes to application level access tokens apply to all versions of an application, including running application instances. Changes to global access tokens apply everywhere they are used in AgilePoint NX. You can not roll back an access token to a previous version.
Access Tokens in OAuth
In OAuth, an access token is a string that identifies a secure connection between one endpoint and another. Unlike access tokens in AgilePoint NX, an OAuth access token does not include authentication credentials.
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