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Returned value for 'is_favorite' field on Get Courses dependent on Auth Token used?

Question asked by Jerry Causby on Aug 20, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 by James Jones

Hi Devs,

While developing for an lti tool integration and using get courses for a user api with the ?include[]=favorites parameter, it is successful returning the boolean values for the courses, however it's returning false for all courses when I use an admin user auth token, and it's returning the correct true/false designations when I use an auth token created on that user.  

When using user's auth token after favoriting this course in the Canvas UI: 

When using admin's auth token:


Is this the intention of auth tokens?  Is there a way to create an auth token or to authenticate to get this information?