When do JIRA oAuth tokens expire?

Kevin Dixon January 17, 2016

I've managed to create an Application link for my server-side application, and run through the oAuth dance and get access tokens. This all works fine, and I can use the tokens using the REST API.

However, I've read elsewhere that the tokens have a limited lifetime (e.g. https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/332492) that can be seen in http://<JIRA_URL>/plugins/servlet/oauth/users/access-tokens. However, with my Cloud installation of JIRA, there is no expiry listed on this page - just the date the name of the app, date granted, 'Read and Write access' and a button to revoke.

How can I tell what the token lifetime is?

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Swastik Roy
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September 20, 2016

"You can revoke this access token at any time from your JIRA user account, otherwise, all access tokens expire after seven days."

This is from the documentation.
https://confluence.atlassian.com/jiracoreserver071/allowing-oauth-access-802172493.html

Let me know , if you guys have any useful information. 

Kevin Dixon August 25, 2021

Looks like this indeed the case for Cloud - see https://support.atlassian.com/jira-work-management/docs/allow-oauth-access/ which was updated in Jun 2021 so is current.

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timotei
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March 14, 2018

The tokens expire as specified in the "oauth_expires_in" parameter when you get the access token. For example, on a default configured JIRA instance on Atlassian's server is 157680000 (which is 5 years)

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Katie Minks September 15, 2020

Using Atlassian Access, they are configurable.  

1. After you log into Atlassian Access, from the top set of tabs, select security 

2. from the left hand panel click on session duration

3. In the middle of the screen is a drop down that will allow you to select the length of time that you would like your session token to last for.

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Suket Sharma
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September 27, 2016

They're lifetime tokens. The documentation you've linked to is slightly outdated I believe ( it contains screenshots from 7 years ago). There are no expiry dates associated with access tokens which you can confirm by viewing access tokens from your JIRA console. 

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Suket Sharma
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June 30, 2016

Did you guys get an update to this? If there is no expiry listed there, does that mean it is lifetime?

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Kevin Dixon June 20, 2016

@Yousef Hammouda - no, I didn't find a solution to this yet.

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Yousef Hammouda June 16, 2016

Hi, i just finished the OAuth tutorial two, and i have the same question!! Even with a standalone server, there is no expiry date mentioned when consulting the token access for a user. Any help? @Kevin Dixon, did you get to solve this? (JIRA servre 7.0.10)

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