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Generate Your API Keys

Required User Role: Administrator

API keys generated in the Tenable.io MSSP Portal can access the portal only, and cannot access any of the customer Tenable.io instances.

Note: Tenable.io API Access and Secret keys are required to use the Tenable.io API.

For information on generating API keys for another user, see Generate API Keys for another Tenable.io MSSP Portal User.

To generate API keys for your own account in the Tenable.io MSSP Portal:

  1. In the upper-right corner, click the button.

    The user account menu appears.

  2. Click My Account.

    The My Account page appears.

  3. Click the API Keys tab.

    The API Keys section appears.

  4. Click Generate.

    The Generate API Keys window appears with a warning.

    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.

  5. Review the warning and click Generate.

    The Tenable.io MSSP Portal generates access and secret keys for the account. These keys must be used to authenticate with the Tenable.io MSSP Portal REST API.

    Caution: After you generate your API keys, copy and save the key to a safe location. Without saving the keys, you cannot retrieve the keys from Tenable.io.

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