Creating a System App


A System App is a type of API app that generates an access token to identify itself using a client ID and client secret. System Apps do not use fabric Identity to authenticate end users; rather they use system-to-system communications with fabric APIs. If you are using your own identity provider, you should create a System App.

Visit the Concepts page to learn more about System Apps.


Ensure you have admin or restricted admin privileges to create a new System App.


  1. In the left menu, click Settings > Developer Tools.
  2. Click API Apps.
    The API Apps page is displayed.
  3. Click Create API App.
    The Create an app page is displayed.
  4. In the App name field, enter the name of the application.
  5. (Optional) In the Description field, enter a description.
  6. In the App type field, select System App.
    The Role field appears.
  7. In the Role field, select one of the following roles for the app:
    • Admin: Has admin access for all fabric products.
    • Developer Admin: Can create server-to-server apps and has admin access for all fabric products.
    • Developer Viewer: Can view the details of a server-to-server app and has viewer role access for all fabric products.
    • Editor: Has editor role access for all fabric products.
    • Experiences Editor: Creates content for use on storefronts in Experiences.
    • Experiences Publisher: Reviews and approves content to be published in Experiences.
    • Offers Editor: Creates, updates, and deletes prices, promotions, customer segments, and exclusions in Offers.
    • Orders & Inventory Editor: Manages orders, locations, inventory, networks, and settings in Orders and Inventory.
    • Products Editor: Creates and updates catalog changes in Products.
    • Viewer: Has viewer role access for all fabric products.
  8. Click Create.

The new System App is created.

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