Generate Auth Token

URL Format

To generate the Auth Token, you need to send an authentication request to SkyDesk Accounts using the URL format below.

API Mode CREATOR Username or Email ID&PASSWORD=SkyDesk CREATOR Password

Browser Mode


  • You should be logged in to your account to generate the Authentication Token using the browser mode.


Parameters to be passed along with this URL are,

Parameter Name Description
EMAIL_ID Specify your email address
scope Specify the value as ZohoCreator/creatorapi.
PASSWORD Specify your SkyDesk Creator password.

Sample Response

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  • The Authentication Token can be used in all your API calls. Please keep a note of the generated Authentication Token as it will not be displayed in the Creator API page.

Important Notes

  • The Authentication Token is user-specific and is a permanent token.
  • The Authentication Token of a user's account will become invalid if the user is deactivated.
  • It is recommended that you note down your Authentication Token.
  • Access and manage all the active secret auth tokens of your account by selecting Settings -> Active Authtokens in

How do I replace the API Key and Ticket with the Authentication Token?

Sample request using auth token and scope to add records ( REST API )

<form method="POST" action="">
<input type="hidden" name ="authtoken" id="authtoken" value="*********************">
<input type="hidden" name ="scope" id="scope" value="creatorapi">
<input type="text" name="Student_Name" value="Gary">
<input type="email" name="Email" value="">
<input type="submit" value="Add Record">