When connecting to the SoftLayer API, a user-specific API Key is required to complete the authentication. API Keys are unique, alpha-numeric authentication codes that allow you to connect to and interact with all aspects of an account using our API. API Keys may be retrieved at any time from the Customer Portal. Follow the steps below to retrieve the API Key.
Retrieve an API Key
- Access the Customer Portal using you unique credentials.
- Click your username in the Logged in as section of the Navigation Pane.
Note: The Edit User Profile screen will appear.
- Locate and copy the API Key in the API Access Information section of the screen.
Note: You will need to make sure that an API Key has been generated before an API key will appear here.
What Happens Next
After retrieving the API Key, paste it into the authentication information when logging into the SoftLayer API. The API Key may be accessed at any time by repeating the steps above.