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Generate an API Key

Note: Tenable.io API Access and Secret keys are required to leverage the Tenable.io API and parts of Tenable.io Container Security.

You can perform this procedure as any user. However, the method of generating an API key varies slightly based on the role assigned to your user account. Administrators can generate API keys for any user account.

To generate an API key:

  1. Do one of the following:

  2. In the center pane, click the API Keys tab.

    The API Keys section appears.

  3. Click Generate.

    Caution: Any existing API keys are replaced when you click the Generate button. You must update the applications where the previous API keys were used.

    Access and Secret keys are generated for the account. These keys must be used to authenticate with the Tenable.io REST API.

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