SetOAuthV2Info policy

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Lets you add or update custom attributes associated with an access token. Custom attributes might include things like department name, a customer ID, or a session identifier. See also Customizing Tokens and Authorization Codes.

You can only add or modify custom attributes. You cannot use this policy to change fields like scope, status, expires_in, developer_email, client_id, org_name, or refresh_count. If an attribute already exists, this policy updates it. If it does not exist, the policy adds it. The access token referenced must be valid and in an approved state.


Basic example

Below is an example policy used to update an OAuth 2.0 access token. The example below locates the access token on the request message by looking for a query parameter called access_token. When an access token is presented by a client app, the policy below will locate the access token in the query parameter. It will then update the access token's profile. It adds a custom property called to the profile.

<SetOAuthV2Info name="SetOAuthV2Info"> 
  <AccessToken ref="request.queryparam.access_token"></AccessToken>
    <Attribute name="" ref="request.queryparam.department_id"></Attribute>

Element Reference

The element reference describes the elements and attributes of the SetOAuthV2 policy.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<SetOAuthV2Info async="false" continueOnError="false" enabled="true" name="SetOAuthV2Info-1">    
    <DisplayName>Set OAuth v2.0 Info 1</DisplayName>
    <AccessToken ref={some-variable}></AccessToken>

<SetOAuthV2Info> attributes

<SetOAuthV2Info async="false" continueOnError="false" enabled="true" name="Set-OAuth-v20-Info-1">

The following table describes attributes that are common to all policy parent elements:

Attribute Description Default Presence

The internal name of the policy. The value of the name attribute can contain letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, underscores, and periods. This value cannot exceed 255 characters.

Optionally, use the <DisplayName> element to label the policy in the management UI proxy editor with a different, natural-language name.

N/A Required

Set to false to return an error when a policy fails. This is expected behavior for most policies.

Set to true to have flow execution continue even after a policy fails.

false Optional

Set to true to enforce the policy.

Set to false to turn off the policy. The policy will not be enforced even if it remains attached to a flow.

true Optional

This attribute is deprecated.

false Deprecated

<DisplayName> element

Use in addition to the name attribute to label the policy in the management UI proxy editor with a different, natural-language name.

<DisplayName>Policy Display Name</DisplayName>


If you omit this element, the value of the policy's name attribute is used.

Presence Optional
Type String

<AccessToken> element

Identifies the variable where the access token is located. For example, if the access token is attached to request message as a query parameter, specify request.queryparam.access_token. You can use any valid variable that references the token. Or, could pass in the literal token string (rare case).

 <AccessToken ref="request.queryparam.access_token"></AccessToken>
Default: N/A
Presence: Required
Type: String


Attribute Description Default Presence

An access token variable. Typically, retrieved from a flow variable.

N/A Optional

<Attributes> element

A set of attributes in the access token profile that will be modified or augmented.

Default: N/A
Presence: Required
Type: N/A

<Attributes>/<Attribute> element

An individual attribute to update.

The name attribute identifies the custom property of the access token profile to be updated. This example shows how to use a referenced variable value and a static value.

    <Attribute name="" ref="request.queryparam.department_id"></Attribute>
    <Attribute name="foo">bar</Attribute>
Default: N/A
Presence: Optional
Type: N/A


Attribute Description Default Presence
name The name of the profile attribute to add or change. N/A

The value to assign to the profile attribute.

N/A Optional

Flow variables

On success, the following flow variables will be set:

  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.access_token
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.client_id
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.refresh_count
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.organization_name
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.expires_in //--in seconds
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.refresh_token_expires_in //--in seconds
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.issued_at
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.status
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.api_product_list
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.token_type
  • oauthv2accesstoken.{policyName}.{custom_attribute_name}


Each policy type is defined by an XML schema (.xsd). For reference, policy schemas are available on GitHub.

Error reference

This section describes the fault codes and error messages that are returned and fault variables that are set by Edge when this policy triggers an error. This information is important to know if you are developing fault rules to handle faults. To learn more, see What you need to know about policy errors and Handling faults.

Runtime errors

These errors can occur when the policy executes.

Fault code HTTP status Cause
steps.oauth.v2.access_token_expired 500 The access token sent to the policy is expired.
steps.oauth.v2.invalid_access_token 500 The access token sent to the policy is invalid.
steps.oauth.v2.InvalidAPICallAsNoApiProductMatchFound 401 Please see this Apigee Community post for information about troubleshooting this error.

Deployment errors

Refer to the message reported in the UI for information about deployment errors.

Fault variables

These variables are set when this policy triggers an error at runtime.

Variables Where Example"fault_name" fault_name is the name of the fault, as listed in the Runtime errors table above. The fault name is the last part of the fault code. = "invalid_access_token"
oauthV2.policy_name.failed policy_name is the user-specified name of the policy that threw the fault. oauthV2.SetTokenInfo.failed = true policy_name is the user-specified name of the policy that threw the fault. = invalid_access_token
oauthv2.policy_name.fault.cause policy_name is the user-specified name of the policy that threw the fault. oauthV2.SetTokenInfo.cause = Invalid Access Token

Example error response

  "fault": {
    "faultstring": "Invalid Access Token",
    "detail": {
      "errorcode": "keymanagement.service.invalid_access_token"

Example fault rule

<FaultRule name=SetOAuthV2Info Faults">
        <Condition>( = "invalid_access_token")</Condition>
    <Condition>(oauthV2.failed = true) </Condition>

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