Grant Type Refresh

Your application's code needs to:

  • Store the returned access_token to use to authenticate all other endpoint requests until the token expires. (3600 seconds)
  • Store the returned refresh_token for the purpose of getting a new access_token after the access token expires.
  • To refresh a session, use the refresh token from the immediate prior session in a refresh request. When the refresh request is granted, the response contains another access token/refresh token pair.

The refresh token does not expire until a new initial access token request (a password or code grant type) or a refresh request occurs.

Password or Code grant types are limited to 5 authentication attempts per hour. Using the refresh token workflow avoids unneeded access token requests and prevents your application from reaching this limit.

Parameters

Name Parameter
Type
Allow
Multiple
Required/
Optional
Data Type Description
grant_type x-www-form-urlencoded False Required string Value must be 'refresh_token'.
client_id x-www-form-urlencoded False Required string The Client ID you received in your welcome email.
client_secret x-www-form-urlencoded False Required string The Client Secret you received in your welcome email.
refresh_token x-www-form-urlencoded False Required string The refresh_token received in the previous authentication or refresh request.

Request

Example HTTP Request

NOTE: replace the placeholder text in brackets with your refresh token, client ID and client secret.

Example cURL Request

NOTE: replace the placeholder text in brackets with your refresh token, client ID and client secret.

Response

An example response from a grant_type of refresh_token is:

 

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