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Refresh an Access Token


Use this API to refresh the session for a user and generate a new set of access tokens.

Note, when creating a session via Username/Password a refresh_token is only returned when the Refresh Token Timeout period has been set for your OpenId Connect app in the OneLogin portal.


Resource URL

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

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

required

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

grant_type

required

string

Set to “refresh_token”

refresh_token

required

string

Set this to the refresh_token that was returned via the Create a Session with Username/Password or Authorization Code grants.

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

refresh_token=xxxxx&grant_type=refresh_token

Sample Response

{
    "access_token": "ZTUxMWY5OGUtMGRlYi00ZTNkLThjYWEtYzkzY2U4NDVmMmM5gt4dEytSyyNvsA4wragMwLMTa...",
    "expires_in": 3600,
    "id_token": "eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCIsImtpZCI6IkpSY080bnhzNWpnYzhZZE43STJoTE80V...",
    "refresh_token": "ZWM0MTI1NzktNjE1My00OTRkLWE2OWMtMWFmOGRlNzA1ZDQ2LqQ6dEuxfqsf9....",
    "token_type": "Bearer"
}

Probably an invalid client_id

{
    "error": "invalid_request",
    "error_description": "Resource not found"
}

The grant_type MUST be set to refresh_token

{
    "error": "unsupported_grant_type",
    "error_description": "unsupported grant_type requested (xxxx)"
}

The authorization header is invalid

{
    "error": "invalid_request",
    "error_description": "invalid authorization header value format"
}
{
    "error": "invalid_request",
    "error_description": "Authentication Failed"
}
{
    "error": "invalid_request",
    "error_description": "User is locked. Access is unauthorized"
}
{
    "error": "invalid_request",
    "error_description": "User is suspended. Access is unauthorized"
}
{
    "error": "invalid_request",
    "error_description": "Access is unauthorized"
}

Response Elements

access_token The token that represents the session that has just been created for the user.
expires_in The number of seconds until the session expires
id_token A JWT containing user and scope information for this session
refresh_token The token that should be used to refresh the session again
token_type The type of access token. Always set to “Bearer”

Sample Code

cURL

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

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


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StackOverflow discussions about "[onelogin] openid connect"

  • 5
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    Answers

    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 …

  • 3
    Votes

    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. …

  • 3
    Votes

    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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    Votes

    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 …

  • 1
    Votes

    A: Does OneLogin support client session management via OIDC?

    Answered Dec 11 2018

    I'm the product manager for OpenId Connect at OneLogin. The accepted answer is correct. We don't currently support the session management spec but are considering it as a future roadmap item. …

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