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Manage Agent API Keys

Overview

New Agent API Keys Model

With the new Agent API Key model, multiple Agent API Keys can be associated with a project. This gives users the ability to perform Agent key rotation.

In addition, the new Agent API Key model improves on security as the keys are displayed only once upon creation and Cloud Manager no longer stores or displays these keys.

An Agent API key is a unique identifier that the Automation, Monitoring, and Backup Agents for a project use to authenticate themselves to Cloud Manager. A project can have multiple Agent API keys. Any of the project’s agents can use any of the Agent API keys associated with the project.

View Agent API Keys

For keys created using the new Agent API Key Model:

You can manage your Agent API keys from the Agent API Keys tab. From the Deployment view, click on the Agents tab, and then the Agent API Keys tab.

The tab displays a list of existing Agent API keys. The keys themselves are redacted. However, the list displays the description and creation details.

Create Agent API Key

Note

Only the project’s owner can create an Agent API key. You can generate an Agent API Key while installing an agent if you are the project owner and the project has either no Agent API keys or just the Original Group API key.

1

Go to the Agent API Keys Tab.

From the Deployment view, click on the Agents tab, and then Agent API Keys.

2

Click Generate.

3

Enter a description.

Enter a description for the key. The description acts as an identifier for the key as the key is shown only once upon generation.

The description has a limit of 1000 characters.

4

Copy and record the key.

Copy and record the key when it is generated.

Important

When you generate an Agent API key, Cloud Manager displays it one time only. You must copy it and store it in a secure place. Cloud Manager will never display the full key again.

After you have recorded the key, click Close.

Delete Agent API Key

Note

Only the project’s owner can delete an Agent API key.

1

Go to the Agent API Keys Tab.

From the Deployment view, click on the Agents tab, and then Agent API Keys.

2

Delete the Agent API key.

For the key you wish to delete, click the gear button under the Actions column and select Delete.

3

Confirm.