Many access tokens from one refresh token?

artgrphartgrph Partner Posts: 10 partner
will it be possible to have multiple access tokens from one refresh token? Am planning to use multiple logins that belong to one merchant use the same refresh token to create their access token.



  • Michael CareyMichael Carey Administrator, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 60 moderator
    edited October 2017

    It will not be possible to have more than one access token for one account. Each time a refresh token is used, the previous access token is expired. Also, access tokens will expire every 10 minutes.

    EDIT: The above statement is no longer valid. It is possible to have multiple access tokens for each refresh token, and access tokens expire after 60 minutes.

    Michael Carey
    Post edited by Michael Carey on
    Michael Carey

    Product Manager
    Lightspeed HQ
  • jhildrethjhildreth Member Posts: 1
    Is this still the expected behavior? Because it would cause problems for our integration, which includes multiple scripts requesting and using access tokens (and expecting them to be valid until the expiry time).

    However, in my testing with cURL, requesting a new access token (using the one refresh token) does not cause previously issued access tokens to be rejected.

  • jamesratcliffejamesratcliffe Administrator, Lightspeed Staff Posts: 160 moderator
    Hi Justin,

    No, it isn't. Development later decided to allow multiple access tokens for one refresh token.

    Currently refresh tokens never expire, and there's no limit to how many access tokens you can generate from one refresh token.
    James Ratcliffe
    Lightspeed HQ
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