Generate Another User's API Keys

This topic has been modified to reflect updates to a corresponding feature in Tenable.io Key Enhancements. For more information, see Tenable.io Key Enhancements.

Required User Role: Administrator

The API keys associated with your user account enable you to access the API for all Tenable.io products for which your organization is licensed. These keys must be used to authenticate with the Tenable.io REST API.

Administrators can generate API keys for any user account. Other roles can generate API keys for their own accounts. For more information, see Generate API Keys.

Note: The API keys associated with your user account enable you to access the API for all Tenable.io products for which your organization is licensed. You cannot set separate keys for individual products. For example, if you generate API keys in Tenable.io Vulnerability Management, this action also changes the API keys for Tenable.io Web Application Scanning and Container Security.

To generate API keys for another user in the new interface:

  1. Edit a user account.

    The Edit User page appears.

  2. In the API Keys section, click Generate API Keys.

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

    A warning message appears.

  3. Review the warning and click Replace & Generate.

    The Generate API Keys text box appears.

    The new access and secret keys for the account appear in the text box.

  4. (Optional) Click Re-generate API Keys.

  5. Copy the new access and secret keys to a safe location.

    Caution: Be sure to copy the access and secret keys before you navigate away from the Edit User page. After you close this page, you cannot retrieve the keys from Tenable.io.