Salesforce Authentication using OAuth

The Salesforce platform implements the OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework, so users can authorize applications to access resources. When configuring ARM and Salesforce source, you must know the Client_ID and Client_Secret token values for the Salesforce organization you want to index.

Important Points to Consider:

  • The following article is

    • applicable for: self-hosted and dedicated hosted users

    • not applicable for: shared cloud users

  • For share cloud customers, ARM has a pre-configured connected app via salesforce; therefore, client_id and client_secret fields are not exposed in the user interface. For more information, please refer to the link: Adding a Salesforce Org connection via OAuth

To get the Salesforce Client_ID and Client_Secret values

  1. Log in to Salesforce as an administrator.

  2. In the drop-down list of the account (in the upper-right corner), select Setup.

  3. In the navigation menu on the left, under App Setup, expand Create, then click Apps.

  4. On the Connected Apps page, click the New button.

  5. On the New Connected App page, fill in the following required fields under Basic Information:

    • Enter meaningful names in the Connected App Name and API Name boxes.

    • Enter your email in the Contact Email box to receive messages from this application.

  6. Go to API (Enable OAuth Settings), and select Enable OAuth Settings.

    • In the Callback URL field, enter https://<ARM access URL>/oauth/_callbackFor example, Depending on which OAuth flow you use, this is typically the URL that a user’s browser is redirected to after successful authentication.

    • In the Available OAuth Scopes list, select the following items:

      • Access and manage your data (API)

      • Full access (full)

      • Perform requests on your behalf at any time (refresh_token, offline_access)

      • and click Add for each to appear in the Selected OAuth Scopes list.

  7. Click the Save button to save the new Connected App.

  8. In the Connected Apps list, find the App you just created and click Manage.

    1. On the page that opens, click the Edit button.

    2. Under OAuth policies, select All users may self-authorize in the Permitted Users list, then click the Save button.

  9. Return to the Connected Apps list, and click the app you created.

  10. In the page that appears for your new connected app, in the API (Enable OAuth Settings)section:

    1. Copy the Consumer Key value and paste it into a secure reference document of your choice. The Consumer Key is the client_id.

    2. Next to Consumer secret, click Click to reveal, copy the value that appears, and paste it into your secure reference document. The Consumer secret is the client_secret.

  11. Open the file in the .rabit/org/ directory and update the client_id and client_secret token during on-premise installation.

    clientId=<Consumer Key>
    clientSecret=<Consumer Secret>
    redirecturl=<AutoRABIT application access URL>/oauth/_callback
    hosturl==<AutoRABIT application access URL>

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