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Error: Grant type client_credentials not allowed for the client



I was able to get user idp tokens by using “Get a token manually” process here:

However, when I attempt to follow “Automate the Process” via node.js request module from my terminal or app, I get an error message as below: { error: ‘unauthorized_client’, error_description: ‘Grant type ‘client_credentials’ not allowed for the client.’, error_uri: ‘’ }

What would be the best way to resolve this error…? Your support would be really appreciated.


In order to provide greater control over what flows are allowed for an application, some grant types are now disabled by default to allow application owners to opt-in should they wish to.

You can enable the grant types from the dashboard - instructions and more information available in the following doc: