app credential authentication

App credential authentication is a type of authentication that grants a short-lived access token based on a set of application credentials, authorizing an application to access location services on behalf of a developer. This workflow uses the OAuth2.0 authorization protocol with a client_credentials grant type to secure client login. The access token granted by app credential authentication is associated with a developer's ArcGIS account and can only be used to access location services.

App credential authentication

Related terms

  • application credentials
  • access token
  • location services

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