Require app tokens

If you plan to use the Quickbase HTTP API to make API calls to your app, Quickbase provides additional security that you should implement in each API call. App 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 app tokens:

  • If you use exact forms in an app, you must disable app 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 app 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 app. Disabling tokens is a workaround solution and means that you lose the additional level of security that tokens supply.

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

  1. In the Security options section, select the Require Application Tokens checkbox.

  2. Click the Save button on the Page bar.

    Any API calls to this app now require an app token.

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