Generate API Credentials

There are several uses cases that require the
Web Security Service
to interact with external systems. For security,
WSS
provides an API credential generator. Currently, there are three API use cases provided in the portal.
  • An admin wants to download the access logs or synchronize downloading to Symantec
    Reporter
    or a third-party reporting tool.
  • You are using the
    WSS
    API to change Location IP addresses; for example, you have multiple VPN devices that require changing .
  • You want to download the Audit logs so you can retain the data beyond the one-year hard limit.
Usernames and passwords are auto-generated and only viewable when first created. You cannot return and edit.
If you created API keys with custom usernames before they
WSS
JUL.26.2019 service update, you can still use those keys without expiration; however, you cannot edit their passwords. If a change required, you must create new ones.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to
    Account Configuration > API Credentials
    .
  2. Click
    Add API Credentials
    . The
    WSS
    displays the New API Credential dialog, which contains the random characters
    Username
    and
    Password
    .
    API Credentials
    1. Select the API
      Expiry
      .
      • Time-based
        —You define the date and time when this token expires.
      • Never
        expires.
    2. Select the external system access purpose for this API.
    3. (Optional) Enter a comment that defines the token's purpose. A helpful description informs other Admins of the purpose.
    4. Copy the
      Username
      and
      Password
      to a file for use in the external system.