Generating an API key

Background information

You can create API keys for co-workers or for robot users. These are the identification code that a user (or a developer), is using to access our API. API keys are used to follow and control the use of the API. The API key is both used as a unique identifier and as a secret token for the authentication. It contains a set of access rights .

Creating a new API key

To create a new API key, go to the Cogged wheel > Authentication, SSO and API > API Keys. If you don’t have the access rights, please contact the support team.

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Please click Generate API key to create a key.

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In the creation window, you can

  • Customize the name of the key
  • Select the permissions you wish to associate to this key

Advanced settings: you can personalize your key. However, you must abide by the GUID (globally unique identifier) format, which requires a unique identifier with a size of 16 bytes (example: {3F2504E0-4F89-11D3-9A0C-0305E82C3301}).

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Once the key has been generated, you can copy the key by hovering the mouse over it.

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Modify the rights of an existing key

If you wish to modify the rights of a key, go to  the roles administration by clicking on the blue link « role administration » :

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Once the key has been created, you can use our API. To find out more about our different API, feel free to check out the API documentation.

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