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Validate an Access Token


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Use this API to check the status of a session that was started via either the Authentication or Username/Password flow.

Note that a successful request to this API will return a HTTP 200 - Success but this does not indicate the session is still valid. You need to check the boolean active attribute which is returned in the payload body.


Resource URL

https://<region>.onelogin.com/oidc/token/introspection

Header Parameter

Authorization

string

Required if Token Endpoint Authentication Method is set to Basic

Set to Basic <base64 encoded "clientId:clientSecret">.

The client_id and client_secret are generated when you configure your OpenId Connect app in OneLogin.

e.g. Using Node.js this would be

new Buffer(`${this.client_id}:${this.client_secret}`).toString('base64');

Content-Type

string

application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Resource Parameter

region

required

string

Set to the region of your OneLogin instance.

  • openid-connect
  • openid-connect-eu
e.g. If your OneLogin instance is located in Europe then use https://openid-connect-eu.onelogin.com/oidc

Request Parameter

token

required

string

Set to access_token that will be validated

token_type_hint

string

Set to “access_token”

client_id

string

The OneLogin generated Client ID for your OpenID Connect app.

Required if Token Endpoint Authentication method is set to POST.

client_secret

string

The OneLogin generated Client Secret for your OpenID Connect app.

Required if Token Endpoint Authentication method is set to POST.

Sample Request Body

token=MmVkMTIyNGUtODI5MC00YzQ4LThkZmQtYzUzYmMzODBkYjY3UV4nmxKh4z....&token_type_hint=access_token

Sample Response

The session is valid

{
    "active": true,
    "token_type": "access_token",
    "sub": "32916209",
    "client_id": "cc0e6bc0-644a-0135-fd0d-02d3582f0df061892",
    "exp": 1507952334,
    "iat": 1507948734,
    "iss": "https://openid-connect.onelogin.com/oidc",
    "jti": "OTY3MjhlZGMtNmVlMS00N2ZjLTk4OGItM2RhODgyYWExODNk"
}

The session has expired or been revoked

{
    "active": false
}
{
    "error": "invalid_request",
    "error_description": "missing required parameter(s). (token)"
}

Response Elements

active Indicates if the current session is valid
token_type The type of token that was validated
sub The OneLogin ID for the user that started the session
client_id The OneLogin generated Client ID for the OpenID Connect app that started the session.
exp A UNIX epoch time representing the expiry date/time of the token
iat A UNIX epoch time representing the issue date/time of the token
iss The issuing authority of the token
jti A unique identifier for the token

Sample Code

cURL

Replace sample values indicated by < > with your actual values.

curl -XPOST "https://<region>.onelogin.com/oidc/token/introspection" \
-H "Authorization: Basic <base64 encoded client_id:client_secret>" \
-H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
-d "token=<access_token>&token_type_hint=access_token"


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StackOverflow discussions about "[onelogin] openid connect"

  • 5
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    Q: How to use onelogin SSO with AngularJS?

    Asked Jun 20 2016

    questions: 1> Onelogin is using SAML instead of OpenID Connect. I am not asking what's the difference between these two, but what is recommended since everyone is moving towards OpenID Connect? 2> Does Onelogin supports AngularJS? I don't see any documentation for onelogin API with AngularJS & Node See Here … I was looking into Onelogin for SSO. We have applications written in .NET, AngularJS + Node. None of these applications are mobile applications. After going through their documentation I have few …

  • 4
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    A: SAML for Native Mobile Apps(Android and IOS)

    Answered Apr 02 2018

    session you've established with an SSO provider) between native apps that also support SAML the same way. https://spin.atomicobject.com/2016/09/01/sharing-web-data-wkwebview/ Basically, if you do this, you'll also be supporting SSO on mobile via SAML (or OpenID Connect, if you go that route) …

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    A: Does OneLogin support client session management via OIDC?

    Answered Nov 16 2018

    https://openid.net/specs/openid-connect-session-1_0.html: 2.1. OpenID Provider Discovery Metadata These OpenID Provider Metadata parameters MUST be included in the Server's discovery … responses when Session Management and Discovery are supported: check_session_iframe ... end_session_endpoint ... I don't see these metadata parameters in the OneLogin discovery metadata, so it looks like Session Management is not supported. …

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    A: How to Validate an Access Token for OAuth2 + PCKE flow

    Answered Apr 25 2019

    returned from the auth code flow https://developers.onelogin.com/openid-connect/api/authorization-code-grant worked, and the access_token only returned {"active":false} after it expired. Make sure you are not setting the Authorization header, and only set your client_id in the payload. … I'm using OIDC with PKCE, and I managed to call the https://openid-connect.onelogin.com/oidc/token/introspection endpoint with a token retrieved via the authorization code flow: $ curl -i -d "token …

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    A: XMLHttpRequest has been blocked by CORS policy - https://openid-connect-eu.onelogin.com/oidc/token

    Answered May 23 2019

    , which is documented here: https://developers.onelogin.com/openid-connect/api/id-token OneLogin also has sample code for this: https://github.com/onelogin/onelogin-oidc-node/tree/master/2.%20Implicit%20Flow … Javascript prevents POST calls to other domains at the browser level unless they are expressly permitted by the service (and OneLogin doesn't permit this, for security reasons) I'll add that doing …

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