Auth0 Home Blog Docs

Does/oauth/token API calls count toward Machine to Machien tokens?

Hi, We want to authenticate the user and issue a token to the user by using the Auth0 API (/oauth/token) on the server side. In that case, is it counted as issuing one token with Machine to Machine tokens?

That endpoint may be used as part of very distinct flows, but if the flow involves an end-user which would mean you would be using that endpoint to exchange authorization code, refresh tokens or user credentials for tokens then this would not count for machine to machine quota.

What counts for the M2M quota would be a client credentials exchange (https://auth0.com/docs/flows/concepts/client-credentials) performed through that endpoint and for which an access token for a custom API you defined in the APIs section is issued.

The above means that for example, even if you do a client credentials to get an access token for the Auth0 Management API this would still not count for M2M quota as the Management API is considered an internal API.

3 Likes

@jmangelo Thank you very much!

This topic was automatically closed 15 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.