API Key Authentication

An API key is a token that a client provides when making API calls.

API key authentication provides an administrator the ability to use a token for authenticating to the API interface instead of using a the usual username / password.

Configuring API key authentication for administrators

You can use SmartConsole to configure an API key for authenticating to the management API.

Note - The administrator can only use the API key for executing API commands and cannot use it for SmartConsole authentication.