How to increase the lifetime of the customerAccessToken expiresAt

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How to increase the lifetime of the customerAccessToken expiresAt? I can't find any documentation to increate the lifetime of the customer access token.


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See if this works for you.


In Shopify, the CustomerAccessToken is a token that is generated when a customer logs in or creates an account on your store. This token is used to authenticate the customer's requests to your store's API.

The lifetime of a CustomerAccessToken is determined by the expires_at field in the token's metadata. By default, the lifetime of a CustomerAccessToken is 1 hour (3600 seconds).

To increase the lifetime of a CustomerAccessToken in Shopify, you can follow these steps:

  1. Retrieve the CustomerAccessToken that you want to modify by making a request to the Shopify API.

  2. Determine the new expires_at time that you want to set for the token. This can be any valid timestamp in the future.

  3. Update the expires_at field in the CustomerAccessToken metadata with the new timestamp.

  4. Save the updated CustomerAccessToken to the Shopify API using a PUT request.

Here's an example of how to update the CustomerAccessToken expiration time in Shopify using the Shopify API and the Shopify API client for Node.js:



const Shopify = require('shopify-api-node');

// Initialize the Shopify API client
const shopify = new Shopify({
  shopName: 'your-shop-name',
  accessToken: 'your-access-token'

// Retrieve the CustomerAccessToken
const customerAccessToken = await shopify.customerAccessToken.get(customerAccessTokenId);

// Set the new expiration time
const newExpiresAt = new Date( + 7200 * 1000); // 2 hours from now

// Update the CustomerAccessToken
customerAccessToken.expires_at = newExpiresAt.toISOString();
await shopify.customerAccessToken.update(customerAccessTokenId, customerAccessToken);




In this example, we first retrieve the CustomerAccessToken using its ID. We then set the new expiration time to 2 hours from the current time. Finally, we update the CustomerAccessToken in Shopify using the updated metadata.

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Thank you , Let me try it out