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Marketo API Token best practices?

Question asked by FirstEnt Development on Oct 9, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 9, 2019 by FirstEnt Development

Hi everyone,


I'm building our connection to the API as we're just rolling out Marketo. I had a question about how to handle the token validation. 


Is the best practice to:

- hit the identity endpoint and check for a valid token each time?

- hit the identity endpoint, save when I hit it into a variable, and check if it's been an hour before every call?

- just look for a 601/602 error and if one gets returned, get a new token and try again?


Also, is the validity of the token only checked when my request comes in? As in, if I send a request with 1 second left and it takes 2 seconds, will my request complete successfully?