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Manage Authentication Tokens

This tutorial guides you through generating and managing authentication tokens in the Data Center Designer (DCD).
Note: The API/SDK Authentication Token Manager can be used by any user but is mandatory for 2FA enabled and forced accounts.

Generate authentication token

In the DCD, you can now generate the authentication token to securely access IONOS Cloud APIs and SDKs by using the API/SDK Authentication Token Manager. Along with improved user security, the Token Manager offers a seamless user experience to generate tokens in a simplified way and use the token several times to access the APIs and SDKs. You can generate up to 100 authentication tokens and use any of these token values for authorizing access to APIs and SDKs.
To create a secure authentication token for authorizing to use APIs and SDKs, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    In the DCD, go to Menu > Management > Token Management.
Token Management option in the drop-down
  1. 2.
    In the API/SDK Authentication Token Manager, select Generate Token.
  2. 3.
    Copy the Token ID and Close the token-generated window.
Warning: You must save the token value for future uses. You will not be able to see the token value again due to security reasons.
Note: You can download the token value as a text file for future uses by selecting the Download option next to the Token Value.
Generate authentication token
Result: An authentication token is generated and listed in the API/SDK Authentication Token Manager screen.
Authentication token generated in the API/SDK Authentication Token Manager screen

Authentication token attributes

  • Each token has a Time To Live (TTL), which is the duration for which a token is valid before it expires and becomes inactive. Select a TTL value from the drop-down list. The following are the possible values:
    • 1 Hour
    • 4 Hours
    • 1 Day
    • 7 Days
    • 30 Days
    • 60 Days
    • 90 Days
    • 180 Days
    • 365 Days
  • Each token consists of:
    • ID: This is the ID of the token which you can use in the Auth API. For example, to delete the token by ID.
    • Creation Date: The date and time stamp of the token.
    • Expiration Date: The date and time stamp when the token becomes invalid depending on the defined TTL at the time of token generation.
  • The generated token is listed in the API/SDK Authentication Token Manager screen.
  • The Token Value is displayed only once upon generation, and you must save this value for future use.
  • The token is valid based on the defined TTL field at the time of token generation.
    Authentication token attributes

Delete an authentication token

Note: The deletion of a token in the Authentication Token Manager will result in the deactivation of the token even when it has not expired. It becomes invalid immediately.
To delete an authentication token, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    In the DCD, go to Menu > Management > Token Management.
  2. 2.
    In the API/SDK Authentication Token Manager, select the authentication token to delete and select the Delete option.
  3. 3.
    Select Delete to confirm.
Deletion of an authentication token
Result: The authentication token is successfully deleted and removed from the tokens list in the API/SDK Authentication Token Manager.