I am exploring the Saleforce API in order to obtain the OAuth scopes for connected applications. As an experiment, I created two connected apps:

  1. Create a connected app manually say App1 by clicking on the "New Connected App" or similar button and filling in the details.
  2. Install an application from the Salesforce App Exchange say Slack.

Both the above apps show up as connected apps within the UI. The Slack app is also labeled as Managed.

When I however use the Metadata API for fetching the ConnectedApp object, the response only contains the data for App1 and does not include Slack. Similarly, I can query for the OAuth scopes for App1 but not for Slack. In the user interface however, I am able to see the OAuth scopes for both the apps when I click on the respective apps.

I wanted to understand how I can obtain the OAuth scopes for any connected app (created manually or installed from App Exchange).

Details about my Salesforce environment: Salesforce with Developer edition. Query mechanism : Shell script (cURL) / Postman.

Any insights into this aspect would be highly appreciated. This is my first time with Salesforce and I have to admit the API surface appears very vast and scattered with a lot of concepts making it easy to miss out on finer aspects.

  • Does this answer your question? Retrieving oAuth scopes from an installed connected app
    – identigral
    Commented Feb 7, 2023 at 16:36
  • @identigral no it really does not. I have already referred that link and the final set of comments on the response where the OP explicitly mentions this point. The response provided to that comment does not explicitly clarify whether the OAuth permissions for installed apps are also retrieved. Also, as this is my first time with SalesForce a more detailed example request and response would help Commented Feb 7, 2023 at 17:28
  • What have you tried? Where are you stuck? Please take a moment to read How to Ask and take the tour. Including a Minimal, Reproducible Example would be helpful.
    – identigral
    Commented Feb 7, 2023 at 17:59


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