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Enable API Access Tokens

For secure and flexible access to the REST APIs of the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform, you can enable access tokens. Each request via API requires some form of authentication. By using API access tokens, you can ensure that transfer of authentication information is minimized and obscured, and you can control the lifespan of these tokens.


Access tokens are the recommended method for managing access to the REST APIs.



  1. You apply this change through the Workspace Settings Page. For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.

  2. Locate the following settings and configure them as needed:

    Workspace Setting


    API Access Token

    Set this value to Enabled to allow use of API access tokens.

    Allow users to generate access tokens

    Set this value to Enabled to allow non-admin users to generate access tokens.

    Set this value to Disabled to reserve access token generation for workspace administrators only.

    Maximum lifetime for user generated access tokens (days)

    Defines the maximum number of days that a user-generated access token is permitted to access the workspace. Set this value to -1 to enable unlimited lifetime tokens.

Create and Use

Via UI

You can create and delete tokens for personal use through the Settings area in the Trifacta Application. For more information, see Access Tokens Page.


You can manage your access tokens through a specified set of REST APIs. See Manage API Access Tokens.


Workspace administrators can delete tokens of any user. For more information, see Access Tokens Page.


To disable this feature, please set the workspace setting to Disabled.


Disabling this feature prevents all API users from using their tokens to access any endpoints.