A core component of any API feature set, the API Infrastructure implemented within Centercode allows for stringent security protocols, logging, and key management. Managing API Keys is an essential and necessary component of intelligent integration management and control. 

The first step in any API integration is to ensure that you have a Community-level API Key available within your Centercode site. Any individual API Key can be leveraged by multiple simultaneous API integrations, so if one is already available for your use, you may continue past this step. If not, please follow the instructions below.

From the Community homepage:

  1. Click Community Tools
  2. Click Configuration 
  3. Click API Keys
  4. Click Create an API Key
  5. Name your API Key
  6. (Optional) Add a Description to your Key to properly inform users of its intended use
  7. (Optional) Identify a Prefix for your Key to allow for easy identification when used in integrations
  8. (Optional) Limit Access to this API Key specified IP Addresses
  9. Inputting IP addresses to this field will deny any system outside the specified IP(s)
  10. (Optional) Select to receive Email Notifications when this API Key is used
  11. Click Submit

Congratulations! You’ve just created a Community-level API Key and unlocked Enhanced Integrations!

Notes:

  • Enhanced Integration API features will be hidden if a valid Community API Key is not available.
  • Single API Keys can be used by multiple integrations at once. Disabling a Key will disable (by breaking) all integrations using that key. Use this information to appropriately manage your available API Keys.

Related Articles

Enhanced Integrations' Technical Documentation
Understanding Integration Terms and Troubleshooting Errors
Creating Your Community-Level API Key
Centercode Guides to Simple Integrations
Centercode Guides to Endpoint-Specific Systems

Did this answer your question?