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Salesforce Security Token

Updated 12 April 2016

Salesforce understands that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customers information are vital to their business operations and success, hence Salesforce data are subject to the Strong security protections that are used in the Salesforce.

Salesforce Security Token

A Salesforce Security Token is an automatically generated key from Salesforce.

When users log in to Salesforce via the user interface, the API, or a desktop client such as Salesforce for Outlook, Connect Offline, Connect for Office, or the Data Loader, Salesforce confirms that the login is authorized or not.

To access salesforce via API or a client, users must add their security token to the end of their password to log in. For example, if a user’s password is mypassword, and the security token is XXXXXXXXXX, the user must enter mypasswordXXXXXXXXXX to log in. Or some client applications have a separate field for the security token.

A Salesforce Security Token can be obtained by changing your password, or by Resetting your security token.

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How to Reset your Salesforce Security Token

One way of resetting your Salesforce Security Token is By changing your password. A new salesforce Security Token will be sent to your registered e-mail address, as soon as you change your password.

How ever, if you do not wish to change your password you can follow these simple steps:

Step:1 Go to-> Reset My security Token option in your personal setup. you likely to find ‘Personal Setup’ , at one of these places-

  • In Lighting Experience, it is under settings->My personal Information->Reset My Security Token.
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  • In the the older salesforce classic setup it is Setup-> Personal Information-> Reset My Security Token.
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  • In the the newer salesforce classic setup it is My Settings > Personal > Reset My Security Token.
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Step:2. Open Reset My Security Token page and click in the button ‘ Reset Security Token’ . A new Security token will be sent to your registered e-mail address.

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