API Settings

Use the Settings tab in the Auth0 Dashboard at Dashboard > Applications > APIs to configure registered APIs that you can consume from your authorized applications. To configure an API's settings, click ... next to an API in the list and select Settings or click the API name. To learn how to create and register an API, read Register APIs.

Dashboard Applications APIs List


Use the settings on this tab to configure token expiration, role-based access control (RBAC), and other access settings. Click Save at the bottom of the tab to save changes.

General Settings

These fields were set when you initially registered the API, except in the case of the Auth0 Management API. You can only modify the Name.

Dashboard Applications APIs Settings Tab General Settings
  • Id: A unique alphanumeric string generated by Auth0. This information is read-only, and you will only need it if you will be working directly with Auth0's Management API Resource Servers endpoints.

  • Name: A friendly name for the API. Does not affect any functionality. The following characters are not allowed: < >.

  • Identifier: A unique identifier for your API. This value is set upon API creation and cannot be modified afterward. We recommend using a URL, but this doesn't have to be a publicly available URL; Auth0 will not call your API at all.

Token Settings

Dashboard - API - Token Settings - Expiration
  • Maximum Access Token Lifetime (Seconds): The amount of time (in seconds) before an access token expires. The default value is 86400 seconds (24 hours). The maximum value you can set is 2592000 seconds (30 days).

  • Implicit / Hybrid Flow Access Token Lifetime (Seconds): The amount of time (in seconds) before an access token issued using an implicit or hybrid flow expires. The default value is 86400 seconds (24 hours). The value cannot exceed the maximum access token lifetime.

  • JSON Web Token (JWT) Profile: The profile determines the format of the access tokens issued for the API. The available values are Auth0 and RFC 9068. To learn more, read Access Token Profiles.

  • JSON Web Token (JWT) Signing Algorithm: The algorithm with which to sign the tokens. The signature is used to verify that the sender of the JWT is who it says it is and to ensure that the message wasn't changed along the way. The available values are HS256 and RS256. If you select RS256 (recommended), the token will be signed with your tenant's private key. This value is set when your API is created and cannot be modified afterward. To learn more about signing algorithms and how they work in Auth0, read Signing Algorithms.

  • JSON Web Encryption (JWE): When enabled, issued access tokens are encrypted using JSON Web Encryption (JWE). format. To learn more, read JSON Web Encryption.

RBAC Settings

Auth0 Dashboard API Settings RBAC toggle

Access Settings

Dashboard Applications APIs Settings Tab Access Settings
  • Allow Skipping User Consent: Enable this setting for the API to skip user consent for applications flagged as "first party."

  • Allow Offline Access: Enable this setting to allow applications to ask for refresh tokens for the API.


Use the settings on the Permissions tab to define the permissions (scopes) that the API will use. To learn more, read Add API Permissions and Delete API Permissions.

Dashboard Add API Permissions API Define Permissions Screen

Machine-to-Machine Applications

If you have machine-to-machine applications, they will appear in a list on this tab. Use the toggles to authorize applications in the list. To learn more, read Register Machine-to-Machine Applications.

Dashboard Applications API Machine-to-Machine Applications


A test application is automatically created by Auth0 to allow to tests with the API. To learn how to create more test machine-to-machine applications for Management API testing, read Create Machine-to-Machine Applications for Testing.

Dashboard Applications APIs Test Tab

Management API Explorer

If you view the Settings for the Auth0 Management API, you will see an additional tab called API Explorer.

Dashboard Applications APIs Management API Explorer

For troubleshooting help, review Check API Calls.

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