Get OAuth V2 Info policy

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Gets attributes of tokens and makes them available to policies and code executing in an API proxy. This policy type can be useful when you need to configure dynamic, conditional behavior based on a value in an access token.


This policy can be attached in the following locations. See the Samples for specific attachment guidance in different situations.

ProxyEndpoint TargetEndpoint
    PreFlow Flow PostFlow PreFlow Flow PostFlow    
    PostFlow Flow PreFlow PostFlow Flow PreFlow    


You can provide a reference to a variable that contains the token. The policy configuration below will obtain the access token by reference to query parameter called access_token. The policy expects the access token to be presented by the app as a query parameter named access_token. The policy will use that access token to retrieve the associated profile from Apigee Edge's token store. The access token's profile will then be used to populate a set of variables.

<GetOAuthV2Info name="GetTokenAttributes">
  <AccessToken ref="request.queryparam.access_token"></AccessToken>

The oauthv2accesstoken variables are then populated with values specific to the access token.

The values of the variables could then be accessed, for example, by JavaScript. For example, to retrieve the scope(s) associated with an access token using JavaScript:

var scope = context.getVariable(‘oauthv2accesstoken.GetTokenAttributes.scope’);

Retrieving authorization code attributes

As with access tokens, you can retrieve authorization code attributes by using the AuthorizationCode element in a policy of type GetOAuthV2Info

<GetOAuthV2Info name="GetAuthCodeAttributes">
    <AuthorizationCode ref="{variable name}"/>

For example:

<GetOAuthV2Info name="GetAuthCodeAttributes">
    <AuthorizationCode ref="request.queryparam.code"></AuthorizationCode>


Retrieving refresh token attributes

<GetOAuthV2Info name="GetTokenAttributes">
    <RefreshToken ref="{variable name}"/>

For example:

<GetOAuthV2Info name="GetTokenAttributes">
  <RefreshToken ref="request.queryparam.refresh_token"></RefreshToken>

You can also retrieve attributes of an access token by using a policy of type GetOAuthV2Info and referring to a variable set by the execution of any OAuthV2 policy.

In some rare cases you may need to get the profile a statically configured token. You can do by providing the value of the access token as an element.

<GetOAuthV2Info name="GetTokenAttributes">

You can do this with all other token types (client ID, authorization code, and refresh tokens) as well.

Element Reference

The element reference describes the elements and attributes of the AssignMessage policy.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<GetOAuthV2Info async="false" continueOnError="false" enabled="true" name="SetOAuthV2Info-1"
    <DisplayName>Set OAuth v2.0 Info 1</DisplayName>
    <AccessToken ref="request.queryparam.accessToken"></AccessToken>

<GetOAuthV2Info> attributes

<SetOAuthV2Info async="false" continueOnError="false" enabled="true" name="Set-OAuth-v20-Info-1">
Attribute Description Default Presence

Set to true to specify that the policy should be run in a thread pool different than the pool servicing the request/response flow. Default is false.

Note: This setting is only used for for internal optimization. Contact Apigee support at the Support Portal for more information.

false Optional

Most policies are expected to return an error when a failure occurs (for example, when a Quota is exceeded). By setting this attribute to true, Flow execution continues on failure.

false Optional
enabled Determines whether a policy is enforced or not. If set to false, a policy is 'turned off', and not enforced (even though the policy remains attached to a Flow). true Optional

The internal name of the policy. This name is referenced in Step elements to attach the policy to a Flow.

Note: Characters you can use in the name are restricted to: A-Z0-9._\-$ %. The Management UI enforces additional restrictions, such as automatically removing characters that are not alphanumeric.

N/A Required

<DisplayName> element

A natural-language name that labels the policy in the management UI proxy editor. If omitted, the policy name attribute is used.

<DisplayName>SetOAuthV2Info 1</DisplayName>
Default: Policy name attribute value.
Presence: Optional
Type: String

<AccessToken> element

Retrieves the profile for an OAuth 2.0 access token.

<AccessToken ref="request.queryparam.access_token"></AccessToken>
Default: N/A
Presence: Optional
Type: String

<AuthorizationCode> element

Retrieves the profile for an OAuth 2.0 authorization code.

<AccessToken ref="request.queryparam.authorization_code"></AccessToken>
Default: N/A
Presence: Optional
Type: String

<RefreshToken> element

Retrieves the profile for an OAuth 2.0 refresh token.

<AccessToken ref="request.queryparam.refresh_token"></AccessToken>
Default: N/A
Presence: Optional
Type: String

Usage notes

Apigee Edge generates and manages a set of OAuth resources for apps. Depending on the OAuth configuration for an organization, Apigee Edge will generate and manage access tokens, authorization codes, and refresh tokens. For each OAuth resource that it generates, Edge also creates and stores a profile.

The GetOauthV2Info policy type enables you to get attributes of tokens and to make them available to policies and code executing in an API proxy. This policy type can be useful when you need to configure dynamic, conditional behavior based on a value in an access token.

An access token has the following JSON representation on Apigee Edge:

  "issued_at" : "1372170159093",
  "application_name" : "ccd1803b-b557-4520-bd62-ddd3abf8e501",
  "scope" : "READ",
  "status" : "approved",
  "api_product_list" : "[FreeProduct]",
  "expires_in" : "3599",
  "" : "",
  "organization_id" : "0",
  "refresh_token" : "82XMXgDyHTpFyXOaApj8C2AGIPnN2IZe",
  "client_id" : "deAVedE0W9Z9U35PAMaAJYphBJCGdrND",
  "access_token" : "shTUmeI1geSKin0TODcGLXBNe9vp",
  "organization_name" : "apifactory",
  "refresh_count" : "0"

The properties of an access token profile are set as variables whenever a token is generated or validated. Sometimes, however, you will need to access these properties when no token generation or validation occurs. To do so, you can explicitly populate the access token profile by using the GetOAuthV2Info policy.

The AccessToken element value is set to the name of the variable where the access token can be located: either in the request message, or in some other variable where it might be populated by am ExtractVariables policy.

Flow variables

When an access token is granted or validated by a policy, the following attributes of the access token are set as variables. These variables are then available to other policies or code executing in the same Flow. For example, you might need to access these variables in another policy to enable custom behavior based on the scope associated with the access token.

Client ID variables


Access token variables


Authorization code variables


Refresh token variables


To support backward compatibility , the above flow variables prefixed with oauthv2accesstoken.{policy_name} are also available.


Each policy type is defined by an XML schema (.xsd). For reference, policy schemas are available on GitHub.

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