As highlighted in my New Integration/API and Authentication Features Blog Post, Istanbul introduces two new inbound OAuth 2.0 flows: Authorization Code Grant Flow Implicit Grant Flow These flows allow you to build apps that interact with ServiceNow APIs without needing to be directly aware of an end user’s username/password. Some possible use cases include: Building a mobile (iOS or Android) app that interacts with task records in a ServiceNow instance Building a web application that interacts with ServiceNow on behalf of your users This blog post is a quick tutorial to:
The Istanbul release introduces some very exciting features for APIs and Authentication. This post will bring you up to speed on what’s new, and we’ll follow up with more detailed posts about individual features in the coming days/weeks. New Inbound OAuth 2.0 Features Have you ever tried to build an app that integrates with ServiceNow, only to find that you couldn’t issue API calls on behalf of a specific user unless that user had credentials stored locally in the instance?