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Multiple App Registration in AGOL:- Taboo?

Question asked by on Apr 8, 2020

Hi there,


I would like to verify whether an assumption recently embraced by a few colleagues of mine is a myth or fact. This is for a organisation with more than one Administrator.   A colleague has proposed that:


Only one app should be registered in ArcGIS Online, because the client id and secret generated represents the IP address of the organisation. It was further suggested that registration of a subsequent app (whether under a different name or not) would result in the new app replacing the previous one.


Based on this logic, the registration of more than one app, has been deemed a dangerous practice even irresponsible.


This is contrary to my understanding of the purpose for app registration. I am of the opinion that one can register as many apps as desired, and that each app is differentiated based on its unique client id and secret. 


I would appreciate some feedback and possibly a reference to any literature on this topic that might assist. 


For a broader context, this issue came up, in the need for an app id and secret for use in FME Server; " an app started crashing because the token had expired. 


Some support and feedback will be greatly appreciated.



Thanks in advance,