I have a python script on a local server that needs to be given OAuth permissions to salesforce.com

According to salesforce's documentation, I need to create a new token.

Develop -> Remote Access -> New

I do not have any items named "Remote Access" under the Develop Menu

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As a work around, I have copied my session id from the cookie in my browser, but this is not a good long term solution.

salesforcekey = <long number copied from my session cookie>
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer $salesforcekey" -H "X-PrettyPrint:1" https://foobar.my.salesforce.com/services/data/v28.0/query?q=SELECT+CaseNumber+FROM+Case+WHERE+isClosed=false+AND+IsDeleted=false+AND+Priority+IN+\(\'Critical\'\)

How can I grant API access to my python script? I am a user, do I need to be a salesforce administrator?


You need to be system adminstrator to set connected apps.

The remote access has been improvised to connected application.

SetUp>Apps>Connected_Apps...you need to have admin license for same


  • Thanks, it appears that I do not have Connected_Apps as an option. I will check with the administrator.
    – spuder
    Aug 13 '13 at 2:59

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