Rotate Client Secrets

You can change an application's client secret using the Auth0 Dashboard or the Auth0 Management API. When you rotate a client secret, you must update any authorized applications with the new value.

Use the Dashboard

  1. In the Auth0 Dashboard, go to Applications > Applications, and then select the name of the application to view.

    Dashboard Applications List
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page, locate the Danger Zone, select Rotate, and confirm.

  3. Scroll to the top of the page, and switch to the Credentials tab.

  4. View your new secret by locating Client Secret, and selecting the eye icon.

    Dashboard Applications Application Settings Tab Basic Information

  5. Update authorized applications with the new value.

Use the Management API

  1. Call the Management API Rotate a client secret endpoint. Replace the YOUR_CLIENT_ID and MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN placeholder values with your client ID and Management API access token, respectively.

    curl --request POST \
      --url 'https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret' \
      --header 'authorization: Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}'

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    var client = new RestClient("https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret");
    var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST);
    request.AddHeader("authorization", "Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}");
    IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);

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    package main
    import (
    func main() {
    	url := "https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret"
    	req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, nil)
    	req.Header.Add("authorization", "Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}")
    	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)
    	defer res.Body.Close()
    	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

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    HttpResponse<String> response ="https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret")
      .header("authorization", "Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}")

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    var axios = require("axios").default;
    var options = {
      method: 'POST',
      url: 'https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret',
      headers: {authorization: 'Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}'}
    axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
    }).catch(function (error) {

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    #import <Foundation/Foundation.h>
    NSDictionary *headers = @{ @"authorization": @"Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}" };
    NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret"]
    [request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
    [request setAllHTTPHeaderFields:headers];
    NSURLSession *session = [NSURLSession sharedSession];
    NSURLSessionDataTask *dataTask = [session dataTaskWithRequest:request
                                                completionHandler:^(NSData *data, NSURLResponse *response, NSError *error) {
                                                    if (error) {
                                                        NSLog(@"%@", error);
                                                    } else {
                                                        NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
                                                        NSLog(@"%@", httpResponse);
    [dataTask resume];

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    $curl = curl_init();
    curl_setopt_array($curl, [
      CURLOPT_URL => "https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret",
      CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
        "authorization: Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}"
    $response = curl_exec($curl);
    $err = curl_error($curl);
    if ($err) {
      echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
    } else {
      echo $response;

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    import http.client
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")
    headers = { 'authorization': "Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}" }
    conn.request("POST", "/{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret", headers=headers)
    res = conn.getresponse()
    data =

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    require 'uri'
    require 'net/http'
    require 'openssl'
    url = URI("https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret")
    http =, url.port)
    http.use_ssl = true
    http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
    request =
    request["authorization"] = 'Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}'
    response = http.request(request)
    puts response.read_body

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    import Foundation
    let headers = ["authorization": "Bearer {yourMgmtApiAccessToken}"]
    let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "https://{yourDomain}/api/v2/clients/%7ByourClientId%7D/rotate-secret")! as URL,
                                            cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                        timeoutInterval: 10.0)
    request.httpMethod = "POST"
    request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers
    let session = URLSession.shared
    let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
      if (error != nil) {
      } else {
        let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse

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    Value Description
    YOUR_CLIENT_ID Τhe ID of the application to be updated.
    MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN Access Tokens for the Management API with the scope update:client_keys.

  2. Update authorized applications with the new value.

Set a custom client secret

You can use the Management API Update a client endpoint to to set a client secret manually instead of requesting a rotation to an automatically generated secret. Your application is configured with the future secret as a fallback ahead of the actual rotation.

    curl --request PATCH \
    --url https://{TenantDomain}/api/v2/clients/{ClientID} \
    --header 'Authorization: Bearer {AccessToken}' \
    --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    --data '{
        "client_secret": "{CustomClientSecret}"

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