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A Client Secret is no longer required for Web Server OAuth Flow. This is not a new feature (Spring'17), but I have not given it much thought until now.

"If a client application can’t securely store the client secret and can’t use the user-agent authentication flow, the web server flow is your best option. Previously, the client secret was always required. Now, you can make the client_secret parameter optional in the web server flow by configuring the connected app to not require it."

https://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/spring17/release-notes/rn_security_auth_secret_optional.htm

When would a Client Application NOT be able to use the User-Agent OAuth Flow (but still be able to use Web Server OAuth Flow)?

  • Have you seen this answer: google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://… – techbusinessman Jul 25 '18 at 5:33
  • Sure, I have read that article. It does not answer my question. My question above stands... I can't think of a situation where I would be forced into Web Server OAuth (with no client secret) and unable to use User-Agent OAuth. – krigi Jul 25 '18 at 15:52

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