Enable API Key Authentication

Required User Role: Administrator or organizational user with appropriate permissions. For more information, see User Roles.

You can enable API key authentication to allow users to use API keys as an authentication method for Tenable.sc API requests. For more information, see API Key Authentication.

To allow users to authenticate to the Tenable.sc API using API keys:

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface.

  2. In the left navigation, click System > Configuration.

    The Configuration page appears.

  3. Click the Security tile.

    The Security Configuration page appears.

  4. In the Authentication Settings section, click Allow API Keys to enable the toggle.

  5. Click Submit.

    Tenable.sc saves your configuration.

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