Access Token for OData

Configure an access token to connect to an OData service.

Figure: OData Access Token Configuration screen

OData Access Token Configuration screen

Background and Setup

Prerequisites

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 apps. If you want all process designers and runtime app 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 runtime app 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 app, 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?

  • Some information about third-party integrations is outside the scope of the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation. It is the responsibility of the vendors who create and maintain these technologies to provide this information. This includes specific business use cases and examples; explanations for third-party concepts; details about the data models and input and output data formats for third-party technologies; and various types of IDs, URL patterns, connection string formats, or other technical information that is specific to the third-party technologies. For more information, refer to Where Can I Find Information and Examples for Third-Party Integrations?

Fields

Field Name Definition

Token Name

Function:
Specifies the unique name for your connection to the OData service.
Accepted Values:
A text string that can have letters, numbers, and spaces
Default Value:
None
Example:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

Description

Function:
A description for your OData access token.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Example:
This is a common configuration field that is used in many examples. Refer to:
  • Examples - Step-by-step use case examples, information about what types of examples are provided in the AgilePoint NX Product Documentation, and other resources where you can find more examples.

Root Service URL

Function:
Specifies the root URL of your OData service.
Accepted Values:
A string in URL format.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Request Headers

Function:
Specifies custom headers, if necessary, for your OData service.

Request headers contain application-specific information in the SOAP header. Request headers are usually used to give security information, such as authentication credentials.

Accepted Values:
  • Header
  • Value

Use the Add Header button to add the Header and Value for the OData.

Default Value:
None

Add Header

Function:
Adds the row for Header and Value fields.

Update

Function:
Changes the information in the Header and Value fields.

Cancel

Function:
Deletes the row with Header and Value fields.

Test Connection

Function:
Makes sure the specified OData service account 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 Private Cloud 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.