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The Client Credentials flow is recommended for server-side (AKA confidential) client applications with no end user, which normally describes machine-to-machine communication. Your application needs to securely store its Client ID and secret and pass those to Okta in exchange for an access token. At a high-level, the flow only has two steps:

  • Your application passes its client credentials to your Okta Authorization Server.
  • If the credentials are accurate, Okta responds with an access token.

See our OAuth 2.0 overview for more information on the Client Credentials flow.

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