Salesforce provides wide range of functionalities which help its customers to grow their business. Because of the Point and Click services, advanced functionalities given by Salesforce, various organizations have started switching to Salesforce CRM from their conventional technologies. But sometimes it becomes difficult to migrate existing system to Salesforce completely, for which we are required to connect different environments with Salesforce. This connection can include providing access to your organization or accessing another environment of different technology base or Salesforce org. In case of providing access to your org Salesforce provides OAuth Authorization Flows. These authorization flows provide access to protected Salesforce resources with the help of connected apps.
When dealing with clients around the globe one can’t assume that everybody is using same resources or same technology. Also, connection implementation can vary from customer to customer. Salesforce gives us flexibility in OAuth implementation to use connection methods as per the available resources.
You can decide which method to use for communicating with the third-party system based on customer requirement, environment, security considerations of data being transmitted and other factors such as token generation, number of logins required etc. We will discuss about OAuth and different OAuth flows provided by Salesforce in this blog.