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. (How do application tokens work?) QuickBase recommends that you use tokens if you're making API calls, but you control whether or not your application requires the use of application tokens.

There are some situations in which you should disable application tokens. For example, if you want to use exact forms in an application, you must disable application tokens or the exact form feature won't work. Or, if you're having trouble incorporating a QuickBase add-on or wizard that uses tokens, you can disable tokens. Likewise, 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'll lose the additional level of security that tokens supply.

Note: At this time, tokens are an optional security enhancement, but eventually all QuickBase applications will require tokens.

To turn off the requirement for application tokens:

  1. Open the application.

  2. In the menu bar on any application page, select Customize > Application.

  3. On the Properties tab, click Advanced Settings to expand the section.

  4. In the Application Tokens section, turn off the Require Application Tokens checkbox.

  5. Click the Save button. API calls to this application no longer require an application token.

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