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Is there any validity for the refresh token


There is no expiry time provided for refresh token in this documentation (

Or will the refresh token stay without expiry ? 


Will this answer still holds true ?

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Vishwas Community Leader Jan 04, 2022

Hey @jeyanthi 

Refresh tokens don't expire. I guess answer holds good as I found another thread which had the same link as mentioned used in the answer



@Vishwas what is the point of using refresh token as its non-expired, can just access & secret token would be fine for authenticaiton ? any ideas on that ?

Vishwas Community Leader Jan 04, 2022

Hey @jeyanthi 

For authentication yes access token and secret is used.

Refresh tokens are just credential artifact which allows client application to get a new access tokens without having to ask the user to log in again. 

Let me explain in detail about refresh token and working. 

A refresh token is a special token that is used to obtain additional access tokens. This allows you to have short-lived access tokens without having to collect credentials every time one expires. You request a refresh token alongside the access and/or ID tokens as part of a user's initial authentication and authorization flow. Applications must then securely store refresh tokens since they allow users to remain authenticated.

For clients such as native apps, persistent refresh tokens help improve a user's authentication experience. For example, persistent refresh tokens allow a user to access streaming video services on their smart TV without signing in after they complete the initial device authorization. 



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Thanks for the detailed answer @Vishwas 

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