Disable Application Tokens

If you plan to use the Quickbase HTTP API to make API calls to your application, Quickbase provides an additional security measure that you should implement within each API call. Application tokens provide an added level of security. Quickbase recommends using app tokens unless you authenticate using a user token.

There are some situations in which you should disable application tokens:

  • If you use exact forms in an application, you must disable application tokens or the exact form feature won't work.

  • If you have trouble incorporating a Quickbase add-on or wizard that uses tokens, you can disable tokens.

  • If your application features formula URL fields that include API calls, you can save yourself the trouble of updating those calls with tokens by disabling tokens in your application. But disabling tokens is a workaround solution and means that you lose the additional level of security that tokens supply.

To disable application tokens:
  1. In the App bar, select the application you want, click Settings, then click App properties.

  2. Click Advanced settings to expand the section, if needed.

  3. Opposite Application Tokens, clear the Require Application Tokens checkbox.

  4. Click the Save button on the Page bar. API calls to this application no longer require an application token.

Related topics:
  • Create and assign application tokens

  • Require application tokens

  • Remove application tokens

  • Quickbase add-on features and application tokens