To access Salesforce via an API, you will need to provide a security token. In Salesforce, this security token is a data key that is used in tandem with your password. Together, the token and your password allow for more security overall. This article will detail the process to retrieve your Salesforce token.
The following users have access to the Salesforce API:
As the token is needed to access Salesforce, it is important that you keep information on the token. In the event that you misplace your token, you will need to reset your token.
Unfortunately, Salesforce does not provide the ability to view your token within its web application. Due to security reasons, if you cannot remember your token, you will need to reset your token in order to retrieve it.
To reset your personal security token, do the following:
Step One: Access your personal settings in Salesforce.
In the top-right corner of Salesforce, click your name. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Setup.
Step Two: Use the search bar to find link on resetting tokens.
In the menu on the left side of Salesforce, click the search bar. Enter an applicable term, like reset or token. Click the Search button.
Step Three: Reset your token.
If your search was successful, click the Reset My Security Token option that appears. In the page that appears, click the Reset Security Token button.
Step Four: Obtain your token.
Once you have reset your token, Salesforce will send you an email containing the new security token. It is absolutely imperative that you save this email to a safe, secure location. Otherwise, you will need to reset your security token every time you need to access Salesforce.
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