OAuth is an open standard authentication method for providing secure access to web-accessible data. Many third-party services require an OAuth token to be included in their API request to ensure that a client application, such as Klipfolio, is authorized to access the data.
An OAuth token allows Klipfolio to access application data, such as Facebook and Twitter, without requiring user credentials in the data source query. An OAuth token is generated as part of the workflow when creating a data source that requires OAuth authentication.New OAuth tokens contain the date and time that they were created by default. This is to help distinguish between multiple tokens for the same service. You can edit the name of a token after it has been created (see below).
Note: Valid credentials are required to re-authorize tokens.
Managing OAuth Tokens
To view and manage your OAuth tokens, click Account and select the Connected Accounts (formerly called OAuth tokens) tab. Select a token from the list to
- Edit the name and description of the OAuth token.
- Share the OAuth token: click Edit, then select the Shared box.
- Delete the OAuth token.
- Re-authorize the OAuth token in the event it has expired. The token may have expired and needs to be re-authorized if the data source using the token is no longer refreshing. This will be visible in the following ways:
- Klips and PowerMetrics using the data source have stopped updating.
- The data source's Refresh Status indicates a warning.
- Displays in the header of Klips using the data source.