Refresh token is not coming along with access token

Ravi P 0 Reputation points

Hello ,

As per the official documentation, we should get the refresh_token along with access token but I am not getting. Could some one correct me

Do we have any separate API to get the refresh_token , let me know the details. -How long is refresh, and access token valid for ?

Thanks, Ravi P.

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  1. Navya 2,715 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Ravi P

    Thank you for posting this in Microsoft Q&A.I understand that you want to get access token along with refresh token.

    No, you don't need any separate API to get the refresh_token. The default lifetime of an access token is variable. When issued, the Microsoft identity platform assigns a random value ranging between 60-90 minutes (75 minutes on average) as the default lifetime of an access token.

    To get refresh token along with access token you need to pass offline_access scope in the request.

    Follow the below steps to get access token and refresh token.

    1.Register an enterprise application in Microsoft Entra admin center.

    2.Add offline_access scope to the application. Go to your application - select API permissions - Add a permission - Microsoft API -Microsoft Graph API - Delegated permissions - Select offline_access -Click on add permission. Grant admin consent to the scopes.

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    3.Request an authorization code.{tenant}/oauth2/v2.0/authorize?
    client_id= Application_id
    & offline_access

    Once the user authenticates and grants consent, the Microsoft identity platform returns an authorization code.

    4.Use Postman to request an access token and a refresh token with below values.

    Replace your application tenant, ClientID, code (which you got in previous step),redirect_uri

    User's image You will receive an access token and a refresh token as shown in the image below.

    User's image Hope this helps. Do let us know if you any further queries. Thanks,


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