Understanding Token Types and Formats

Tokens play a key role in authorizing access to applications and services, says Jonas Iggbom. “They also enable secure, flexible, and scalable access management. Using tokens means applications don’t have to maintain a static API key or, even worse, hold a username and password,” Iggbom says.

This article explains several different token formats and types, including:

  • Access tokens
  • Bearer tokens
  • ID tokens

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