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REST API: Token for single workspace/organization or some boards



I'm just started with trello automation (REST API).
I have connected telegram chat with trello for adding new cards.
But I would like to add cards from individual user.
So we need tokens to everyone in chat and connect accounts cross-platform.

It's not a big deal, but I'm concerned about security issue because having token you are grants access to all boards and all workspaces/organizations.

We need to choose either single workspace/organization nor some boards.

Is it possible create user's REST API Token for single workspace/organization?


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Hello @Николай 


In short, the answer is no. A REST API token equates to a user account, so whatever that user can do / see, then the exact same can be done / seen via their token.

You can only constrain a token to the same degree you can constrain the user who owns it.

Hello @David Bakkers 

Thanks for your reply.

Looks like we have just two options:
- create new accounts for our new project
- create account for user-bot and create cards from his name

Main reason to do so is reduce potential damage for users if their tokens will leak.

hello @Николай 

I like the idea of a 'user-bot' as I have that concept in use in my current work environment.

I use that generic user-bot account as the owner of all my important Butler workflows too, that way the actions logged in the board and card histories belong to that account, rather than a 'real person', so that people who read those entries know the difference straight away.

This tying of Butler rules to a person's account instead of a generic system / root account is one of the idiosyncrasies of Trello that you just have to live with.

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