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Improvement to Web Service Access Keys in Business Central

Introduction:

Today, I found something interesting in Business Central.

When you open Users > Select User > Web Service Key Field, you will notice that it is either blank, has some value, or has a string of  '*' symbols

Pre-requisites:

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Demonstration:

1. When you open a current logged in User:
You will notice that the Web Service Key is <BLANK> if not configured. If the Web Service Key is configured then you will be able to find the key. You can triple-click to select the whole key. 
       

Current User


2. When you open a different User from currently logged in User:
You will notice that the Web Service for a different User will be '**************************' after version 16.5 and above. Which also means that even if you copy the Web Service Key to the clipboard you will receive the same '****************' character. Earlier this wasn't the case, instead, we were able to simply check the keys for different users as well.

Not Logged in User


Conclusion:

I would certainly say this is an improvement from Microsoft's end and appreciate such small enhancements which we generally take for granted.

The only purpose of this blog is to make people aware of who might get confused with this change.

Thanks and have a great day ahead !!




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