You can create a new application in an organization through the Admin portal. The Admin portal creates the new application by issuing a post against the management endpoint (see the "Creating an organization application" section in Organization for details). If you need to create an application programmatically in your app, you can also use the API to do this. You can access application entities using your app name or UUID, prefixed with the organization name or UUID:
Most mobile apps never access the application entity directly. For example you might have a server-side web app that accesses the application entity for configuration purposes. If you want to access your application entity programmatically, you can use the API.
The following are the system-defined properties for application entities. You can create application-specific properties for an application entity in addition to the system-defined properties. The system-defined properties are reserved. You cannot use these names to create other properties for an application entity. In addition the applications name is reserved for the applications collection — you can't use it to name another collection.
The look-up properties for the entities of type application are uuid and name, that is, you can use the uuid and name properties to reference an application entity in an API call. However, you can search on a role using any property of the application entity. See Queries and parameters for details on searching.
|uuid||UUID||Application’s unique entity ID|
|created||long||UNIX timestamp of entity creation|
|modified||long||UNIX timestamp of entity modification|
|name||string||Application name (mandatory)|
|activated||boolean||Whether application is activated|
|disabled||boolean||Whether application is administratively disabled|
|allowOpenRegistration||boolean||Whether application allows any user to register|
|registrationRequiresEmailConfirmation||boolean||Whether registration requires email confirmation|
|registrationRequiresAdminApproval||boolean||Whether registration requires admin approval|
|accesstokenttl||long||Time to live value for an access token obtained within the application|
The set properties for applications are listed in the table below.
|collections||string||Set of collections|
|rolenames||string||Set of roles assigned to an application|
|counters||string||Set of counters assigned to an application|
|oauthproviders||string||Set of OAuth providers for the application|
|credentials||string||Set of credentials required to run the application|
The collections for applications are listed in the table below.
|users||user||Collection of users|
|groups||group||Collection of groups|
|folders||folder||Collection of assets that represent folder-like objects|
|events||event||Collection of events posted by the application|
|assets||asset||Collection of assets that represent file-like objects|
|activities||activity||Collection of activity stream actions|
|devices||device||Collection of devices in the service|