As the title. I'm using username/password flow to request an access token. So how can I request a SFDC sessionID from that token?


The access token plays the same role as the session ID. Essentially the access token is the session ID for your web service.

  • But the token get expire after a period of time, right? Aug 13 '14 at 5:44
  • That's right, so does the session ID. You can set the expiry time in Setup -> Security Controls -> Session Settings (Timeout Value) Aug 13 '14 at 5:46
  • As you said. I don't need to request for sessionID, right? If true, how can I work with access token like sessionID? Could you give me any example? Aug 13 '14 at 6:13
  • Once you get the access token you need to stick it to the authoization header Authorization : OAuth YOURACCESSTOKEN and then you can make subsequent callouts from your environment to SF. A good java (based on your tags) example : stackoverflow.com/questions/9258653/salesforce-rest-api-login (DaSh's answer). Aug 13 '14 at 6:17
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    Thank you for your help. I'm practicing on the example you gave. Aug 13 '14 at 6:52

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