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Generate an API Key

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

This procedure can be performed by any user. The method of generating an API key will vary slightly based on the role that is assigned to your user account. Administrators can generate API keys for any user account.

  1. As an administrator, edit a user account.

    The Edit User page appears.


    As a standard or basic user, in the upper-right corner of the top navigation bar, click your name, and then click My Profile.

    The My Profile page appears.

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

    The API Keys section appears.

  3. Click the Generate button.

    Caution: If you already have existing API keys, they will be replaced when you click the Generate button. You will need to 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 REST API.

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