Managing Shared API Access for Virtual Devices
When a Virtual Device is created Catenis will automatically assign a device ID and a unique API Access Secret to the device at the device level (see the section titled “Creating and Managing Virtual Devices”). Using both the Device ID and API Access Secret will allow you to communicate with our APIs. As a convenience, the system allows the capability to assign an account level Shared API Access Secret to virtual devices when a new virtual device is created. You have to specifically set each virtual device to use the Shared API Access Secret. Otherwise, it will automatically assign a unique API Access Secret to each virtual device upon creation. At any time, a customer can choose to reset either the account level Shared API Access Secret or assign a new non-shared device level API Access Secret.
The “API ACCESS” link will navigate to the API access page.
Two options will be presented (see figure 21)
- SHARED API ACCESS SECRET
- MANAGE VIRTUAL DEVICES
1. Click the “SHARED API ACCESS SECRET” button to access the shared API Access Secret. A window will display with the shared API access secret along with the option to reset the secret if required (see figure 22)
The option to reset the API access secret can be performed by simply clicking the “RESET API ACCESS SECRET” button (see figure 22).
This will lead to the screen in figure 23. Confirm the request by typing in the words “Yes, I do confirm it” and clicking the “confirm” button.
To reset the API access secret across all devices that share one secret entire to check the box “Use new shared API access secret to reset the API access secret for all devices” if desired.
After clicking confirm you can check your new access secret by clicking the “Shared API Access Secret” button again.