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Leverage API tokens

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API tokens


Click the links below to learn more about API tokens and their use cases.
 

►  Create a browser API token 

For certain Touchpoint integrations, you need to generate a browser API token to get additional data and functionality from the API. 
 

How to generate a browser API token


To generate a browser API token, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Access system settings

  1. Navigate to Site tools > Control panel.

Screenshot displaying the control option selected from the site tools menu

  1.  Under System Settings, navigate to Integrations > API Tokens.

Screenshot displaying the api tokens option in the control panel

Step 2: Configure the browser API token

  1. Select the Browser radio button.
  2. Enter a Name for the token that it easy to track and manage.
  3. Enter the Host name or domain where you want your integration to run.
    • For example, if you are looking to integrate into a CRM system, you would specify myinstance.mycrm.com
  4. Click Generate token.

Screenshot showing the api tokens configuration in the control panel

Step 3: Record the API token information

Record the API token information for later reference.

Screenshot of a created api token

 
►  Create a server API token

For content translation, you need to generate a server API token.
 

How to generate your server API token


To generate a server API token, you must be an administrator.

  1. Navigate to Site toolsControl panel.

Image displaying the control option selected from the site tools menu

  1.  Under System Settings, click Integrations > API Tokens.

Image displaying api tokens option in control panel

  1. In the Add a token section, select the Server radio button.
  2. Enter a token Name.
  3. Click Generate token.

Image showing api token dialog entry fields

  1. When prompted, copy your API secret to a safe location.

Image of the api token created window
 

Do not close the Token created window without documenting your secret. Your API key will not function without your secret, and your secret will no longer be accessible once the window is closed. Both the key and the secret are necessary for integrating with the MindTouch API, so don't lose them.

 


 

 

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