Dell Boomi OAuth 2.0


Dell Boomi OAuth 2.0

Understanding and Implementing OAuth 2.0 in Dell Boomi


Modern web applications and APIs rely on OAuth 2.0 for seamless and secure authorization. OAuth 2.0 provides a way to grant applications limited access to user accounts without exposing sensitive credentials. Dell Boomi, a versatile integration platform, offers robust support for OAuth 2.0, making connecting with a wide range of services easier. Let’s explore how to use OAuth 2.0 effectively within your Dell Boomi integrations.

What is OAuth 2.0?

In essence, OAuth 2.0 is a framework designed to delegate access. Imagine this scenario:

  • You need to use an app to manage your photos stored in a cloud service.
  • Giving the app your cloud storage username and password would be risky.
  • OAuth 2.0 solves this! It lets the photo app get a unique token (access token) that grants specific permissions to your cloud photos without needing your login details.

OAuth 2.0 Authorization Flows

OAuth 2.0 supports several “flows” for different use cases. Here are the common ones Dell Boomi supports:

  • Authorization Code Flow with PKCE (Proof Key for Code Exchange): This is best for web apps that involve a back-end server. PKCE provides high security, helping prevent code interception.
  • Client Credentials Flow: Ideal for back-end services that directly communicate (without an interactive user).

Setting up OAuth 2.0 in Dell Boomi

  1. Create an HTTP Client Connection:
    • Choose the OAuth 2.0 authorization type.
  • Fill in details from the service provider:
      • Authorization Token URL
      • Access Token URL
      • Client ID
    • Client Secret
  1. Choose the Grant Type:  Select the appropriate flow (Authorization Code, Client Credentials, etc.).
  2. Generate Authorization Code (if applicable): The user will be sent to the service provider to give your Boomi integration-specific permissions. Boomi uses this code to get the access token.
  3. Obtain Access Token: Boomi exchanges the authorization code (or client ID/secret in other flows) for the access token.
  4. Use the Access Token: Include it in the authorization header of your API requests.

Handling Token Refresh

Access tokens often have short lifespans. Boomi can refresh them using a refresh token:

  • Store the Refresh Token: Securely store it in Boomi after getting the initial access token.
  • Set up Refresh Logic: Use a process or try/catch blocks to handle token expiration. Attempt to refresh and update the access token if needed.

Example: Integrating with Salesforce

  1. Set up an HTTP Client connection using OAuth 2.0 in Dell Boomi.
  2. Use Salesforce’s OAuth 2.0 endpoints for authorization and token requests.
  3. Obtain the access token and use it to make Salesforce API calls.

Best Practices

  • Read Thoroughly: Understand the OAuth 2.0 flow used by your target service.
  • Secure Credentials: Securely store client secrets, tokens, and other sensitive data within Boomi (e.g., using a secure vault).
  • Proper Error Handling: Implement error handling mechanisms in your processes to catch token expiry and trigger refreshes.


Mastering OAuth 2.0 is crucial for maximizing Dell Boomi’s potential when interacting with modern APIs. Following the guidelines above will streamline authorizations and create reliable, secure integrations.

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