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Get Your API Credentials

In order to use Akamai APIs or the CLI, you need to set up a mechanism for authentication. In this mission you learn how to how to create an API client and configure credentials to access the APIs you need for Launchpad missions. 10-15 min

  • Course Number

    API-101
  • Self-Paced

Your mission

Discover how Akamai uses credentials to secure API transactions and set up the authentication tokens you need for the Launchpad missions.

In this mission you’ll:

  • Create an API client in Control Center
  • Add credentials to your .edgerc file
  • Make API calls
  • Find additional API resources

Who’s this course for?

Anyone who wants to use Akamai APIs and Akamai CLI.

What do I need before I start?

To create an API client, you need access to Control Center and permission to manage API authorizations. You may or may not have these on your company account. If you sign up for the Developer Trial, you'll automatically get these permissions in the new account. We suggest you start by completing the mission Launch Your Developer Trial.

How long will it take?

About 10-15 minutes.

This course is self-paced. There are no deadlines, and you can come back to review the material at any time.

What will I get?

When you successfully complete this mission, you'll get the API credentials badge.

  • API-101
  • 10-15 minutes
  • Administrator or Developer
  • Beginner
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