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API to Generate/Manage Personal Access Tokens on Service Accounts (Enterprise Plan)

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7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect
Status: New Ideas

Hi Airtable Team,

First off, I'm really enjoying the new Personal Access Tokens feature -- it makes it *much* easier to cross-check which external scenario is responsible for record/field level changes via the Record History view.  Great job!

Secondly, when juggling over 150+ scenarios that touch Airtable, it becomes non-trivial to manually create a new, unique Personal Access Token for each separate scenario.  Trust me, I *want* to do this because the audit logs are much *cleaner*, but I wish it was less *time consuming*.

Therefore, I'm looking for Airtable to provide an API that allows enterprise *administrators* to create new personal access tokens *at scale*.  That would solve a ton of friction for our engineering teams on their journey to migrate to Personal Access Tokens.

Happy to spell out this use-case further; thanks for your time.

18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

You can’t create Personal Access Tokens en masse, but Airtable does give Enterprise users the ability to create Service Accounts, which keeps tokens separate from actual users:

7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

@ScottWorld , that's precisely what I'm talking about.  In the Enterprise Service Accounts section, Airtable still calls them "Personal access tokens" (even though they aren't personal -- tied to a service account instead):


To be fair, we're in the process of creating 100s of tokens by hand, and I'd like for there to be an API to automate token creation/management for tokens tied to service accounts, accordingly.

Hope that helps clarify.