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More often than not, the API keys page is mistaken as users think that this is the place where they can put the CRM API key, ERP API key, etc. Nevertheless, it's not the case. The API keys listed here are used to communicate with the Alumio backend. Everything that is happening within the Alumio dashboard is technically a call to the Alumio backend. API keys' functionality allows an Alumio user to generate a unique token that can be utilized for authentication while making an API call.
Not only can you create those calls yourself but you can also create a different dashboard. Additionally, you can also develop specific functionalities within another system to talk to the Alumio backend, run a route, and much more.
Similar to other Alumio pages, you can see tabs such as Name, Created At, etc. Also, In addition to them, the usual array of search filters such as Name, Created At, Add Filter +, etc, are also present.
How Can You Create A New API Key?
Here is an easy guide for you to create new API keys!
Step 1: Placed left to the Pagination button, there is a + button. Click on the + button to create a new API key.
Step 2: A Create a token pop-up box will appear, with a field where you have to enter the Token name.
Step 3: Give your token a name and you can always mention the type of token you are creating. Clicking on the Create button after naming the token.
Step 4: The Access token field will generate a token value, which can be utilized as a Bearer token in the authentication header. Click the Copy button next to the access token value to get it copied.
Step 5: If you click on the Close button and click on the API key name in the list, you can also see the relevant details such as Identifier, Name, Created At, etc. This API key can now be utilized to communicate with the end-points of Alumio.
Step 6: If you are wondering what these end-points are, you can actually view them. Simple right click on any empty space on the API Keys overview page of Alumio and click on Inspect.
Subsequently, if you are familiar with how a specific call looks like, you can easily recognize it and make similar calls based on that.
Step 6.1: Alternatively, you can click on the Settings in the left-hand panel and click on Info from the drop-down menu.
Within the Information page, you can see the OpenApi Schema. Copy the link and open it. From here, you can decide what kind of data you are looking for and check for the API endpoints of Alumio.
Note: The Alumio APIs are also used for functionalities such as importing a lot of data. For instance, it can be certain Incoming configurations that were exported before.
So, that’s all about using the API keys of Alumio. An API key can be defined as a token that a client provides while making API calls. They are inherently secretive in nature that only the client and server know. API key-based authentication (or communication) is considered secure only when used together with additional security mechanisms like HTTPS/SSL. Alumio, a frontrunner amongst the iPaaS platforms, comes with easy-to-frame API keys.