Step 2 - Add an app to your tenant
After you sign in to to Express, click Applications. This is where you add and manage apps in your tenant.
Express works with native apps, single-page apps, web apps, and service (M2M) apps. Each application type requires an authorization flow based on its grant type. When you add an app to the Express console, Express sets the appropriate grant types for you.
To add an app to the tenant: click New Application.
On the New Applications page, click an app type.
In both native apps and SPAs, code is stored on the device or platform. Express strengthens security for these apps by:
- Not using a client secret for these apps.
- Using the Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE) extension to keep your apps secure.
Web apps are OAuth 2.0 clients which runs on a web server. Resource owners (users) access web apps. The app makes API calls using a server-side programming language. The user has no access to the OAuth 2 client secret, or any access tokens issued by the authorization server.
Service apps are also known as a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) apps. M2M apps represent programs that interact with an API, and where no user involvement is necessary. The app is acting on behalf of itself and not on behalf of a user. The app can ask for an access token directly without involving a user in the process at all.
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