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How to retrieve using the Client code the Access Token generated on the Server-side?

Looking at the Twilio documentation it seems that “you create [Access Tokens] on your server to verify a user’s identity and grant access to client API features.”

Here, Twilio provides a few different ways to programmatically create Access Tokens on the Server side – it looks pretty straight forward.

I am developing an Android app-to-app calling feature and for this I’ve have been using the Android quickstart-project to go about it. However, for this code, the implementation and execution are done by copying and pasting Access Tokens generated through either the Twilio Console or Twilio-CLI commands.

Say we have our Server set up, a TwiML app and its associated URL, what would be the simplest and most straight-forward way to generate but then retrieve the access token from the Server to the Client app?

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Answer

From my understanding, you would like to access Twilio API using an access token. In that case, you should have a backend server that stores the access token because you shouldn’t store such tokens in the client-side (android app). Your app would send request to your backend which would then use the access code to access the api and forward you the result back.

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