Recent difficulties in dealing with the OPS authentication

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Recent difficulties in dealing with the OPS authentication

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:15 pm

Dear OPS users,

We would like to remind you that, in case you have difficulties in dealing with OPS authentication procedure in general or more in particular with the handling (or updating) of the access tokens, you might need to return to first principles in order to get your client code working correctly.

Please refer to chapter 2.3.2. “Authentication & Access Token handling” (pages 32 to 39) of the OPS documentation: ... tml#tab-3

Additionally you will find useful information on authentication on Wikipedia: ... ntication

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