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Token Manager

Description

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:

https://server:6080/arcgis/admin/generateToken

For backwards compatibility, another instance of token manager is available at:

https://server:6080/arcgis/tokens/generateToken

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. Use the update token configuration operation to change the token manager.

Request parameters

ParameterDetails
sharedKey

The key used to encrypt the tokens.

longTimeout

The maximum time in minutes for which a token can be requested.

Example

1440
shortTimeout

The shortest amount of time in minutes for which a token is issued.

Example

60

JSON Response syntax

{
		"type": "BUILTIN",
		"properties": <properties>
}

JSON Response example

The JSON representation of a Token Manager configuration:

{
	 "type": "BUILTIN",
	 "properties": {
		 "sharedKey": "my really really secret passphrase",
		 "longTimeout": "2880",
		 "shortTimeout": "120",
	 }
}