Refreshing an oauth token in add-on

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Bruce Mcpherson

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Jan 6, 2022, 10:48:00 AM (11 days ago) Jan 6
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It's very convenient to use ScriptApp.getOAuthToken() in an addon to reuse the token from the server side in your client side add-on code. However, these have a limited time to live (1 hour), so what to do if your add on sits around for longer than that? One solution would be to always go for another token every time you needed one, but that would be wasteful. Luckily, there's a way to check a token to see how much life it has, and only get a new one if it's almost expired.


https://ramblings.mcpher.com/apps-script/add-ons/refreshing-oauth/

Kos

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Jan 6, 2022, 11:44:19 AM (11 days ago) Jan 6
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Would it be more efficient just to call script.run and return fresh token with whatever `ScriptApp.getOAuthToken()` have?

Bruce Mcpherson

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Jan 6, 2022, 2:31:53 PM (11 days ago) Jan 6
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Checking the current token status locally and only bothering getting a new token when required will potentially avoid many unnecessary client to server calls.

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