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Handle client secret rotation for certified connectors

Hi,

What will be the best practice to implement client secret rotation for a certified custom connector that uses OAuth?

Will the connector needs to be updated (recertified) each time a client secret is rotated (for security reasons), how will this affect existing flows?

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murshed
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Best practice would be to rotate secret with a set timeline that aligns with your security requirement. If you decide 1 year rotation time, make sure a new client id and secret is created at least a month BEFORE the expiration. Submit a connector certification request with the same set of connector files even if there is no update. Once the new secrets are submitted it will be securely stored and securely deployed during the deployment. If the existing secrets aren't expired, the new ones are valid, and there is no other change in the connector, existing flows will not be impacted.

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