Access Token for Microsoft Azure IoT

Configure an access token to connect to Microsoft Azure IoT.

Figure: Microsoft Azure IoT Access Token Configuration screen

Microsoft Azure IoT Access Token Configuration screen

Background and Setup

Good to Know

  • In most cases, you can use a global access token or an application level access token:
    • Global access tokens are shared across all users and applications. If you want all process designers and form users in your AgilePoint NX tenant to be able to connect to an external data source, use a global access token. An example is a SharePoint site on an intranet that all employees in a company can access.
    • Application level access tokens are shared with all processes in a process-based app, or restricted to use within a form-based app. Use application level access tokens if only process designers or form users for a particular application should access an external system — for example, a Google Drive account that is only used to share files within a small team.
  • Access tokens are collections of credentials that are used to authenticate communication directly between AgilePoint NX and an external system. Because it is the AgilePoint NX system that uses these credentials, rather than an app, there is no difference between design time and runtime access tokens. Access tokens are never checked in or published, and they do not use version control. If you change an access token in the App Builder or Manage Center, the access token changes immediately everywhere the access token is used. Changes to application level access tokens apply to all versions of an application, including running application instances. Changes to global access tokens apply everywhere they are used in AgilePoint NX. You can not roll back an access token to a previous version.

    For more information, refer to What Data Is Deleted When I Delete an App or Application Resource?.

  • If you need help configuring this access token, contact AgilePoint Professional Services.
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Fields

Field Name Definition

Token Name

Function:
Specifies the unique name for your connection to Microsoft Azure IoT.
Accepted Values:
A text string that can have letters, numbers, and spaces.
Default Value:
None

Host Name

Function:
Specifies your host name on the Microsoft Azure IoT server.
Accepted Values:
A valid host name in Microsoft Azure IoT.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Shared Access Key Name

Function:
Specifies a shared access key name from Microsoft Azure IoT.
Accepted Values:
A valid shared access key name from Microsoft Azure IoT.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Shared Access Key

Function:
Specifies a shared access key from Microsoft Azure IoT.
Accepted Values:
A valid shared access key from Microsoft Azure IoT.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Description

Function:
A description for your access token.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Example:
Refer to:

Test Connection

Function:
Makes sure that the specified Microsoft Azure IoT credentials are correct.

Encrypt

Function:
Stores the access token in the AgilePoint database as encrypted data.
Note: AgilePoint recommends you to store this access token in the database in encrypted format.
Accepted Values:
  • Deselected - The access token is in plain text in the database.
  • Selected - The access token is encrypted in the database.
Default Value:
Selected
Limitations:
  • This field was removed from the UI in AgilePoint NX OnPremises and PrivateCloud v7.0 Software Update 2. Access token credentials are encrypted by default. If you want to store credentials in unencrypted format, contact AgilePoint Customer Support.