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I've been reading Google's oauth2 documentation for Client-side applications. I was surprised that nowhere does it mention refresh tokens. Also, their examples hint that the access_token has a default TTL of 3600 seconds. Clearly, I do not want my active users needing to relogin once every hour.

Question: Is there a reason why the Client-side oauth2 implementation doesn't support refresh tokens? Or, is this supported by Google but simply not documented?

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The OAuth 2.0 specification prohibits the issuing of a refresh token to non-confidential clients. A client-side application is not considered a confidential client.

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