Enable Token-based Authentication

Token-based authentication must be enabled in order for users to generate personal access tokens and authenticate to the Databricks REST API. Personal access tokens have an expiration date and can be revoked.


Token-based authentication is enabled by default for all Azure Databricks accounts launched after January 2018.

For more information about using token-based authentication, see Authentication.

Enable tokens

  1. Go the Admin Console.

  2. Select the Access Control tab.


  3. Click the Enable button next to Personal Access Tokens.

  4. Click Confirm to confirm the change. This change may take a few seconds to take effect.