In azure devops when you create a PAT you can set it's lifetime up to a year. What happens when it expires? Does it auto renew? Do I need to crate a new one and for every service that uses it, I need to track down and update it's credentials?


I had expirienced the same problem, I needed to renew manually my PAT.



  • Did you have to update it on every server/service that used it to authenticate? – xtreampb Jan 15 '19 at 18:52
  • Not in my case, we have a central \ common webapi that we use, and was changed there, in azdevops, we use a common library with all tokens and credentials and it was easy to change. We face the same problem in package management from VS with npm tokens – HLourenco Jan 16 '19 at 10:45

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