I'm working on the Mobile app development. Here is my issue:

  1. We have got a token through the OAuth flow in App using SDK.

  2. There is a link in app named "user info", user tap that link and open a local browser and see what he wish to see in that browser without log in again.

Step 1 is OK, my question is there any solutions for step 2 ?

I mean can I use the token authorized in Mobile APP to access web salesforce in local browser without log in again ?

If it does, hope to provide some relevant reference or samples. Thank you very much!


It is possible by frontdoor.jsp page. You need to navigate user to following url on button click:


  • instance is the Salesforce instance i.e; na9
  • access_token is the token you got from OAuth flow
  • retURL is the start page you want to show on login

Note: You have to provide web scope in OAuth flow.

  • Thanks for you answer Regal. I think the "secure/frontdoor.jsp" should be "secur/frontdoor.jsp". I test it many times, it seems not work as before. I set the OAuth scope as "Access and manage your data(api),Provide access to your data via the Web(web),Full access (full)". Then I got the access_token in App SDK "abcdef", and visit URL in browser "na1.salesforce.com/secur/frontdoor.jsp?sid=abcdef"(na1 is my instance). The browser navigate to "na1.salesforce.com/saml/authn-request.jsp?request_id=...&..." and pop a dialog tell me to input username and password. – Robin Li Apr 1 '14 at 5:05
  • @RobinLi Yes, it should be "secur/frontdoor.jsp". – Ashwani Apr 1 '14 at 8:32
  • Do you have a working example of this? I experience the same behavior as Robin, even when my scope contains web and full. – Phil Rymek May 1 '14 at 14:26
  • Maybe an encoding issue? Do you need to URL encode the access token? I can't remember if there are sometimes characters that are not URL safe. – metadaddy Sep 30 '14 at 2:33

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