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jamesbtech
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How to add extra query parameter to authorization URL (OAuth2)

Hi,

I'm trying to connect to an API using OAuth2, that requires me to include an extra query parameter in the Authorization URL. Is there any way to do this in a flow custom connector?

If I manually include the parameter in the Authorization URL field, the resulting URL contains two "?", and is rejected by the API server.

Thanks!

James.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: How to add extra query parameter to authorization URL (OAuth2)

Hi @jamesbtech 

 

Can you please share more details on this? You say that you want to add an extra query parameter in the Authorisation URL, but on the custom connector, you can add any parameters while creating the action in the definitions section and leave the Authorisation URL in the security section as a simple static URL. Please see the documnetation below for the Custom Connector with the OAuth as authorisation. 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/custom-connectors/azure-active-directory-authentication

 

Also, while adding parameters as queries in a url the format is something like this:

https://domainname.domain/path?usrname=testusr&pass=test123

here, path is the page you want to go to and "usrname" is a parameter that is a username and "&" separates the query parameters, "pass" is another parameter that is a password. 

 

Hope this Helps!

 

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jamesbtech
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Re: How to add extra query parameter to authorization URL (OAuth2)

Thanks @yashag2255 .

The API I'm trying to authorize with requires the OAuth2 authorization URL to be of the following form:

https://the.api.server.com/oauth?type=web_server&client_id={client_id}&redirect_uri={redirect_uri}&scope={scope}&state={state}

The type parameter is required for this API (in this case, with string literal "web_server").

When creating the custom connector in Microsoft Flow, I can set the Authentication type to OAuth 2.0, and set the Identity Provider to Generic OAuth2. This allows the other authorization parameters to be set (client id, redirect url and scope). But there is no way to specify the extra type parameter.

If I append it to the Authorization URL (i.e. https://the.api.server.com/oauth?type_web_server), Microsoft Flow appends another "?" character before the other parameters. The second "?" results in the API server rejecting the authorisation request.

Does that make sense? It's quite possible I've missed something basic, as I'm very new to OAuth2.

I'm grateful for any help you can give in pointing me in the right direction. Thanks!

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: How to add extra query parameter to authorization URL (OAuth2)

HI @jamesbtech 

 

Can you please try this out by creating a connector from the Postman file? Please refer to article for more reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/custom-connectors/define-postman-collection
 
I am afraid there is no direct way to achieve this currently because even if you pass a parameter in Authorization URL, it still considers it as the absolute URL with parameters and append the other available parameters.
 
Hope this Helps!
 
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Re: How to add extra query parameter to authorization URL (OAuth2)

@jamesbtech 

 

Were you able to resolve? 

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rvaish
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Re: How to add extra query parameter to authorization URL (OAuth2)

I'm running into the same issue. Need to provide a static url parameter as part of the authorization URL. Flow is inserting two questions marks. Is anyone else runniing into this issue or has a working solution?

AutomateZo
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Re: How to add extra query parameter to authorization URL (OAuth2)

We have run into this same scenario for our app that we are trying to connect to .

 

Could you please let us know if a solution was found ?

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