Rotating app credentials

The App credentials created for the applications are valid for 365 days, once the app credentials complete 365 days rotate them. From the 358th day of the app credentials age, an alert message is displayed on the "App Credentials" page informing the operator to rotate the app credentials.

Rotate app credentials for CF apps

App credentials for CF apps can be rotated either through Auto rotate or On-demand basis.

Auto rotate app credentials:

For the app credentials older than 365 days, the new credentials are rotated automatically when the operator accesses the application from the Operator cockpit.

On-demand rotate app credentials:

  1. To rotate the app credentials, click on the "Apps" icon from the main navigation. Select any CF hosted application from the "My Applications" screen, that has the "App Credentials Enabled" label. This means that the application has a requirement of app credentials, click the "App Credentials" tab.

  2. Click the "Generate App Credentials" button.

  3. In the confirmation dialog, click "Continue".

On successful rotation of app credentials "Your App Credentials have been successfully rotated." message is displayed.

NOTE

  • The age of the app credentials is displayed on the "App Credentials" tab.

  • After successful rotation of the app credentials, the application will restart automatically (During this process, the application will not be available for the customers) to make the new credentials valid in the application run time environment. If the application fails to restart, you need to restart the application manually.

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Rotate app credentials for self hosted apps

App credentials for self hosted apps can be rotated only through On-demand basis.

To rotate the app credentials for self hosted apps:

  1. Click on the "Apps" icon from the main navigation. Select any self hosted application from the "My Applications" screen, that has the "App Credentials Enabled" label. This means that the application has a requirement of app credentials, click the "App Credentials" tab.

  2. Click the "Generate App Credentials" button.

  3. In the confirmation dialog, click "Continue". The new application credentials created is displayed in the "App Credentials" tab.
    It is also possible to download the credentials for future reference.

  4. Click the "Acknowledge" link to make the new credentials valid.
    Old and new credentials are valid until the operator acknowledges the new credentials.

NOTE

The age of the app credentials is displayed on the "App Credentials" tab.

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