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A Connected-App is an integration of an application with a Salesforce Org using APIs that uses standard SAML and OAuth protocols to authenticate, provide Single Sign-On, and provide tokens for use with Salesforce APIs. Admins have the ability to set security policies and have explicit control over who may use the connected application which runs external to Salesforce.

A connected app integrates an application with Salesforce using APIs. Connected apps use standard SAML and OAuth protocols to authenticate, provide Single Sign-On, and provide tokens for use with Salesforce APIs. In addition to standard OAuth capabilities, connected apps allow administrators to set various security policies and have explicit control over who may use the corresponding applications.

A developer or administrator defines a connected app for Salesforce by providing the following information.

  • Name, description, logo, and contact information
  • A URL where Salesforce can locate the app for authorization or identification
  • The authorization protocol: OAuth, SAML, or both
  • Optional IP ranges where the connected app might be running
  • Optional information about mobile policies the connected app can enforce
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