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Token Based API Authentication

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This token should be only used for the API for authentication. If you are trying to send data to Loggly, then please use the Customer Token. If you use the API token to send data to Loggly, then the data sent will not be accepted.

Loggly API authentication via API Tokens

To increase the security of your interactions with the Loggly API, we’ve implemented a token-based authentication system.

Your API token is used to provide access to Loggly’s API for your user account. This functionality is currently available to all Loggly API users. Additional tokens are often useful to segment client authorization or to replace existing tokens in the event a token is compromised.

The API token is used to retrieve data from Loggly; use the Source Setup Customer Tokens to send data to Loggly.

How to Create an API Token

  1. Navigate to your Loggly (Log) Settings and click API Tokens.

  2. Click Add New.

  3. Click Create.

The newly created token is added to the list under Active tokens

How to use the API Token

To authenticate with a token when communicating with the API, in the Authorization header of your request set your token as the 'bearer <token>'. In the example below, replace <token> with your API token and <subdomain> with your organization's subdomain.

curl -v -H 'Authorization: bearer <token>' 'https://<subdomain>*&from=-10m&until=now&size=10'

If the token is incorrect, you see an HTTP 401 Unauthorized response. If the token is correct you see an HTTP 200 response and the event data that you have requested.

Retiring a Token

Retiring a token causes any API clients configured with this token to cease working until the client configuration is updated with a new token. 

This action cannot be undone.

To retire a token, click the token and click the X at the end of the row. Confirm this action by clicking Retire.

The token then moves to the Retired API Tokens list.

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