The Token Manager is a web service that issues tokens. Tokens are used instead of user credentials when consuming GIS services that have token-based security enabled on them. Tokens are also used for consuming the Administrator API through a script or application. Token Manager exposes a REST-ful interface along with an HTML page to fetch tokens manually. An instance of the token manager is integrated into the Administrator API and can be reached at:
For backwards compatibility, another instance of token manager is available at:
However, the above instance of Token Manager is configured by the administrator and started up only when token-based security is enabled on the GIS server. The user store configuration is represented in JSON format as follows:
Use the update token configuration operation to change the token manager.
Description: The key used to encrypt the tokens.
Description: The maximum time in minutes for which a token can be requested.
Description: The shortest amount of time in minutes for which a token is issued.
The JSON representation of a Token Manager configuration:
"sharedKey": "my really really secret passphrase",