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I have a third party REST API that needs to be called from Salesforce, using OAuth for authentication. Is this actually possible? If so, how? I really can't find anything useful on the web. For me, it seems that I would have to build this myself.

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You can use the "named credential" feature http://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=named_credentials_about.htm&language=en_US

With named credentials the Oauth2 authentication flow is handled automatically, you don't need to implement specific code for it.

  • I'm trying to get this to work. I have a client credential grant that is working elsewhere but I have absolutely no clue how to do this with a named credential. – Semmel Nov 22 '18 at 23:44

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