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New OAuth starting september - what does it mean for me?

New OAuth starting september - what does it mean for me?

FlyingThunder
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So far ive had a small app running that just up and downloads a small handful of files every day. it uses the normal oauth2 access token that i generated on the settings page of the app. now the question because i didnt quite understand. will i have to account for the upcoming changes that replaces the long lived tokens with temporary ones, of will my token keep working and i only need to watch out for it something if i were to register a new app?
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Greg-DB
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It sounds like in your case you've only manually generated an access token to connect to your own account, and are not using the actual OAuth app authorization flow.

 

Long-lived access tokens are now considered deprecated, but we don't currently have a plan to disable existing long-lived access tokens. (If that changes, we will of course announce that ahead of time.) That being the case, you can continue using existing long-lived access token(s).

 

Note though that after the change you won't be able to create/generate new long-lived access tokens.

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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It sounds like in your case you've only manually generated an access token to connect to your own account, and are not using the actual OAuth app authorization flow.

 

Long-lived access tokens are now considered deprecated, but we don't currently have a plan to disable existing long-lived access tokens. (If that changes, we will of course announce that ahead of time.) That being the case, you can continue using existing long-lived access token(s).

 

Note though that after the change you won't be able to create/generate new long-lived access tokens.

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