# Runtime User Connections
By default, recipes perform actions based on the identity and permissions of the user who connects the application. Using Runtime user connections, users can use their own credentials when running a recipe, even if they didn't create the original application connection.
In this guide, we'll cover:
- The basics of runtime user connections
- How to enable this feature in your recipes
- How to manage runtime user connections
- How do runtime user connections work?
- What are parent connections?
- Who can use runtime user connections?
- Where can I use runtime user connections?
# How do runtime user connections work?
When enabled, the Runtime user connections feature allows users to authenticate themselves when a recipe runs, allowing the recipe to execute actions using their own credentials.
For example: We have a recipe that uses Workbot to create opportunities in Salesforce. Here's what the execution would look like with and without runtime user connections:
|With runtime user connections||Without runtime user connections|
Once created, these connections persist. This means that users don't have to provide their credentials every time they run a recipe. Additionally, these connections can't be used in other recipes like normal connections.
# What are parent connections?
When users create connections at runtime, they're associated with a parent connection.
For example: A user runs a recipe with a Salesforce connection. When a user authenticates themselves to Salesforce, Connection B is created and is associated with the recipe's default Salesforce connection (Connection A) as its parent.
# Who can use runtime user connections?
While this feature is available to all plans and account types (including OEM), users need the following privileges to enable or disable the setting for recipes:
- Edit recipes
- View Runtime user connections
- Edit Runtime user connections
# Where can I use runtime user connections?
The Runtime user connections feature is available in:
# Enabling And Disabling Runtime User Connections
Runtime user connections can be used in:
# Managing Runtime User Connections
Runtime user connections can be managed:
# Managing All Runtime User Connections In-App
WHO CAN VIEW THIS PAGE?
Users must have the View Verified user access at runtime privilege to access this page.
Manage runtime user connections by navigating to Tools > Runtime user connections. This page lists all connections created as a result of users authenticating themselves at runtime.
# Deleting Connections
WHO CAN DELETE CONNECTIONS?
Users must have the Delete connections privilege to delete connections.
To delete a connection, click the Delete link next to the connection.
Before deleting a connection, note that:
Deleting a parent connection will cause any recipes using the connection to stop. Child connections - those created by users at runtime - won't be deleted.
Deleting a child connection will require the user to re-authenticate themselves the next time the recipe is run. Successful re-authentication must occur before any actions can be performed on their behalf.
# Managing Your Runtime User Connections Using Workbot
If using Workbot, you can:
# Viewing Your Runtime User Connections
# In A DM
In a DM to Workbot, do the following to view your own runtime user connections:
helpand then click the Personal accounts button: Viewing runtime user connections in a Workbot DM
# In A Channel
In channels where Workbot is a member, send
@Workbot connections or
@Workbot help to view your own runtime user connections.
# Disconnecting Your Runtime User Connections
You can disconnect your own runtime user connections by viewing your own connections and clicking Disconnect:
Disconnecting a runtime user connection