What is the default expiry date on customerAccessTokens and can we change them?

What is the default expiry date on customerAccessTokens and can we change them?

Liquidator3358
Explorer
44 1 15

Hey guys,

 

I may be overlooking this but I was wondering where I can find the default expiration date for customerAccessTokens?  I think I stumbled upon it once but I can't seem to find it again the documentation.  Also, is there a way to generate an access token while declaring our own expiration date?

 

I plan on referencing my JWT's with an id in localStorage and I want to refresh them as much as possible (refresh on page render and ideally, after 10 minutes).  Since I am using localStorage, cycling the JWTs on the client side is an absolute must.

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dogowner
Shopify Partner
58 5 8

I'm not very familiar with this API but isn't the expiration date on the object itself alongside the access token?  Is this the customerAccessToken you are referring to?

 

 

Liquidator3358
Explorer
44 1 15

yes lol I have repeatedly used the token alone so many times in development, I forgot the intial response included the expiry.  That's called a brain fart.  Now, can I shorten it is the question?

dogowner
Shopify Partner
58 5 8

I'm not sure.  You mean request a new one and expire the old one ?

Liquidator3358
Explorer
44 1 15

No, I mean setting the default expiry time when you generate a new token.  You can simply renew a token whenever you want, so there is a lot of control that can come from that.  I was just curious if we could set our own expiry parameters.

cms1209
New Member
4 0 0

sorry for pinging you after 2 years - but did you find any solution to this problem (of setting our own token expiry time)??