Set up the authorization code exchange

After you receive an authorization code, you must exchange it for an access token.

To request an access token, make a POST request to the token endpoint (more details in the API documentation):

with the following properties in a x-www-form-urlencoded formatted request body:

&code=(code from the previous step)
&redirect_uri=(redirect URI from the previous step)
&client_id=(clientId from the app creation),
&client_secret=(clientSecret from the app creation)

The response includes details necessary for your app to communicate with the Snyk APIs: access_token and refresh_token, as well as their expiry.

Both tokens must be stored in a secured data store. It is highly recommended to encrypt the values before storing them.

The access_token will be used for future API calls on behalf of the user and Organization. The access-token has a much shorter lifespan than the refresh_token.

The refresh_token can be used a single time to get a new access_token when it expires. In other words, the refresh_token will no longer be usable if its own expiry time passes or if it is used to refresh the access_token.

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