Use VSA Access Token: API

Introduction

Access tokens are introduced in VSA to replace the basic password authentication for API connections. Password Authentication is deprecated and will be removed from VSA shortly. Refer to the VSA Rest API guide for more details. 

Setup 

  1. Setup Access Token in VSA

Token Authentication in VSA

  • In VSA, Navigate to  System > User Security > Users > User > Access Tokens
  • Click New and create a token for your account.
  • In the Scopes Assigned section, from the two options at the bottom, click to select REST API (Read, Write).
    Data Warehouse API: This option will let you execute API calls to data warehouses endpoints using the generated token. This is not applicable for normal API use.
    REST API: This option will let you have access to the REST APIs using the generated token.
    Warning: Do not select either the first option (Data Warehouse API) or both the options together. If you select either one of these two in this order API calls will not work

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  • Click Save.
  • Copy the generated token.
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  • The expiration period is the parameter that the user sets during token creation.
  • Access to data is controlled by the scope assigned to this user. 

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