Create Permanent Tokens

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If you are building an integration that does not require user interaction and only uses machine-to-machine communication you can authenticate the integration via permanent tokens. The tokens will not expire.


If you are building a new integration we recommend using OAuth Apps.


Permanent API Tokens

A permanent API token can be created to keep a system in sync with Bynder or to upload data, such as assets.

Below are two use cases. Both cases are an examples of simple integrations where no user interaction is involved. In both examples, different systems need to stay in sync or resources need to be uploaded from one system to another.

  • A product company wants to sync its Product Information Management (PIM) metadata with Bynder asset metaproperties.

  • A marketing team is looking for generic assets that their DAM does not include and hence purchases assets on stock repositories, such as Getty or Shutterstock. These assets need to be uploaded to the Bynder DAM using the API.

How to enable permanent tokens in your portal?

Contact your Customer Success Manager to enable this feature in your portal.

Create Permanent Tokens

  1. Navigate to your Bynder portal.

  2. Go to settings_menu.pngSettings > Advanced Settings > Portal Settings and click Permanent Tokens.

  3. Click Add new token.

  4. Enter a description for the token in the Description field.

  5. Select Integration from the dropdown menu.

    • If your integration does not appear in the dropdown choose Other and type in the integration name.

  6. Click Assigned user dropdown to assign the permissions of a user to the token. Enter the name of the user and click one of the returned search results.

  7. In Scopes section select the Bynder resources you want to access with this permanent token.

  8. Click Create token to create the token. The new permanent token will be displayed.

  9. Copy the token and make sure not to lose it, since it will only be displayed once and cannot be regenerated.


The token cannot be edited after creation.

You can now find the token in your permanent tokens overview screen. This is a permanent token and does not need to be refreshed. It works similarly to our previous OAuth 1.0a permanent API tokens.

Delete Permanent Tokens


This action cannot be undone. If you delete a token associated with an integration, the integration will no longer work.

  1. Navigate to your Bynder portal.

  2. Go to Settings > Advanced Settings > Portal settings and click Permanent Tokens.

  3. Click settings_menu.png next to the token you want to delete.

  4. Click Delete token. A popup will open.

  5. Read the warning message and click the Delete button if you wish to permanently delete the token.


    This action cannot be undone.

  6. The token is now deleted and can no longer be used.

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