View Application Type - Confidential or Public

This guide will show you how to use Auth0's Dashboard to check whether an application is registered with Auth0 as a confidential or public application.

Auth0 determines this based on the Token Endpoint Authentication Method setting, which defines how an application authenticates against the token endpoint.

  1. Navigate to the Applications page in the Auth0 Dashboard, and click the name of the Application to view.

View Applications

  1. Locate the Token Endpoint Authentication Method.

Its valid values are:

  • None, for a public application without a client secret
  • Post, for an application using HTTP POST parameters
  • Basic, for an application using HTTP Basic parameters

These values map to confidential and public applications as follows:

Application Type Token Endpoint Authentication Method
Public None
Confidential Basic, Post, unspecified