In relation to this question: Coreservice : Upload Binary File (Couldn't upload the binary file Provided access token has expired)

I'm wondering if there's a way to configure the 'default' time for the access token, it seems to be roughly 5 minutes as default.

I've had a look in the contentmanager.config and couldn't see anywhere specifically.


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In the Tridion.ContentManager.config file, look for the accessTokenExpiration setting. This has now been documented and for future versions it will be added to the MMC SnapIn console as well.


As with the Credential Cache Expiration setting, the default value is 300s (5min).



The access token is generated after you login and the timeout for that is set using Credential Cache Expiration which by default is set to 300 seconds = 5 minutes ;)

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  • I take back the right answer, this doesn't seem to have any impact :(
    – johnwinter
    Jun 29, 2016 at 16:47
  • AFAIK, this should be where the exipration timespan is taken from. Dec 23, 2016 at 14:30

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