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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

  • 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.

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