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Registering External Applications

If you have third-party applications that need to use UiPath APIs, you can register them as external applications so that they can use the OAuth flow to obtain authorization.

Registering an external application, meaning an application that is external to your UiPath platform, is a way to share your UiPath resources without having to also share your credentials. Instead, using the OAuth framework, you can delegate your UiPath authorization to external applications.

You can register third-party applications so that they can obtain authorization to access your UiPath resources. Once registered, these applications can make API calls to UiPath applications to access the resources you include in the registration scope.

Supported Application Types and Access Scope

You can register:

  • confidential applications: Applications that can safely store the application secret generated after registration; for example, web applications and service-to-service (S2S) applications.
  • non-confidential applications: Applications that cannot guarantee the safe storage of the application secret and therefore one is not created; for example, desktop or native mobile applications.

The allowed authorization grant type is different depending on the type of the application. Because of this, you can register confidential applications with different scopes: user, application, or both. But non-confidential applications can only send requests for user scope, meaning that a user must log in to authorize the request for the application.

Available UiPath Resources

When registering the external application, you give it access to one or several UiPath resources through the API of a UiPath application.

The following APIs are available:

Two Parts to Authorizing External Applications

There are two parts to set up so that an external application can access your UiPath resources over OAuth:

Step

Who

What

Details

1

System Administrator

Register an external application in the External Applications page

Adding External Applications

2

Developer

Set up the external application to use the appropriate grant type to access your UiPath resources

Using OAuth for External Apps

Updated 5 months ago


Registering External Applications


If you have third-party applications that need to use UiPath APIs, you can register them as external applications so that they can use the OAuth flow to obtain authorization.

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