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    Access Tokens

    Access Tokens

    Access Tokens are at the core of every Box API call. They represent an authenticated user to the Box servers and determine what files and folders an application has access to.

    Application Types & Access Tokens

    The following shows how each application type is expected to create an Access Token.

    Box Application TypeHow to get Access Token
    Custom App + OAuth 2.0Explicit user grant
    Custom App + JWTExchange a JWT assertion
    Custom App + App TokenConfigure token in developer console
    Enterprise Integration + OAuth 2.0Explicit user grant
    Enterprise Integration + JWTExchange a JWT assertion
    Partner Integration + App TokenConfigure token in developer console
    Custom SkillAccess Token in event payload