Insomnia plugin to get an access token from authorization URL and save it as a template variable

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Get Access Token


This plugin simply makes a request to an authorization endpoint, extracts the access token from the response body using JSONPath or from a response header. Then saves it as template variable, so you can use it anywhere (environment, requests, etc.).
This was inspired on Swagger's "Authorize" button.


One-Click installation

  1. Go to
  2. Click the "Install plugin" button.
  3. Click "Open Insomnia" and "Install"

Install from plugins tab

  1. Open Insomnia
  2. Go to Application > Preferences > Plugins
  3. Enter insomnia-plugin-get-access-token
  4. Click "Install Plugin"

Manual installation

  1. Open Insomnia plugins folder on a terminal window
  2. git clone
  3. cd insomnia-plugin-get-access-token
  4. npm install


Create an authorization request, add it the TokenResponseHeader header with the name of the response header that contains the token or the JSONPath-filter header with the filter value (JSONPath notation).
// Using response TokenResponseHeader
Content-Length  36
Content-Type    application/json
Access-token    abcdef1234

// TokenResponseHeader would be "Access-token"

// Using JSONPath-filter
  "status": 200,
  "error": false,
  "body": {
    "access_token": "abcdef1234"

// JSONPath-filter would be "$.body.access_token"
// Go to for a complete reference on JSONPath

After this, click on the authorization request actions (arrow on right) and click on "Authorize requests" option.
Request action
This creates a access_token template variable that you can use on environment, request URL, request header, etc.
Template variable


Contributions, issues and feature requests are welcome. Feel free to open an issue or create a pull request.

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