API Keys

API keys can be used to give other systems access to the servers on your account. This can be useful for container orchestration and automation.


Adding an API Key

  1. Head over to panel.bytemark.co.uk/api-keys
  2. Click Add API Key and give it a label and an expiration
  3. Click Add API Key again and make note of the key. We encrypt the key immediately so you will need to keep this copy safely.

Granting Privileges

  1. Click on the privileges button beside the relevant key.
  2. Select the appropriate level of access:
    • Server console access: Allow the key to login to servers
    • Server admin: Allow the key to modify the server, as well as access the console
    • Group admin: Allow the key to create, modify and delete servers within a group
  3. Select the appropriate group or server from the list and click add privilege

Bytemark Client

To create an API key from the command line, use the command:

bytemark add api key your-key-label

This will create a permanent API key with no privileges. Use the --expires-at flag to give the key an expiry date.

To grant the key privileges at the same time, include any of the following flags:

--account-admin account-name
--group group-name
--server server-name

Privileges can also be added using the command:

bytemark grant privilege --api-key-id <key id>
Updated on February 8, 2019

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