access token

An access token is an authorization string that provides secure access to content, data, and functionality in ArcGIS location services. Access tokens define the scope and permissions available to your application.

There are three kinds of access tokens:

  • API key is a permanent token that grants your application access to ArcGIS location services. With an ArcGIS Developer account, private content (currently in beta).
  • ArcGIS identity (formerly named user) grants a short-lived token, generated via OAuth 2.0, giving your application permission to access the content and location services authorized to an existing ArcGIS user's account.
  • Application credentials grant a short-lived token, generated via OAuth 2.0, authorizing your application to access location services.
Security and authentication

Also known as

  • authentication
  • credentials

Related terms

  • API key
  • application credential
  • ArcGIS identity

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