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Rotate an access token

Rotating an access token consists of the authorization server issuing a new token in place of the existing token, with the same rights and properties as the original token. If, for example, an access token expires, an authorized client can request the token be rotated.

All access tokens in Open Payments have a 10-minute lifespan by default. This includes new access tokens issued as a result of a rotate request.

These code snippets enable the client to call a management endpoint to rotate the specified access token.

Before you begin

We recommend creating a wallet account on Rafiki.Money, a test wallet provider that’s part of the Interledger testnet. Creating an account allows you to test your client against the Open Payments API using an ILP-enabled wallet funded with play money.

Rotate an access token

Additional configuration

Add "type": "module" to package.json

Add the following to tsconfig.json

"compilerOptions": {
"target": "ES2022",
"module": "ES2022"

Get started

Import dependencies

import { createAuthenticatedClient } from "@interledger/open-payments";

Initialize Open Payments client

const client = await createAuthenticatedClient({
  walletAddressUrl: WALLET_ADDRESS,
  privateKey: PRIVATE_KEY_PATH,
  keyId: KEY_ID,

Rotate token

const token = await client.token.rotate({
  url: MANAGE_URL,
  accessToken: ACCESS_TOKEN,


console.log("ACCESS_TOKEN =", token.access_token.value);
console.log("MANAGE_URL =", token.access_token.manage);

Run tsx path/to/directory/index.ts.

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