API key & IP access

The API key found in your reseller account is used for connecting to OpenSRS servers over API and using third-party tools. The API settings in the Reseller Control Panel allows you to generate an API key and to view and modify allowed IP addresses. 

API key

The API settings section displays the back-end “private key” that is used with the client code (scripts). This private key is used for authentication and for building a secure socket for client/server communications. 

  1. Log in to the Reseller Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Account settings tab at the top right side.
  3. Click on API settings to view the API key for your reseller account.  
  4. If you need to generate a new key, click on Generate new API key option under the API key section.

Note: Once a new API key is generated, the old key will stop working. You must be ready to make the change to avoid service interruption.

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IP access rules

This section allows you to view and modify your IP addresses. There are two limits to using this functionality:

  • You are only allowed a maximum of five rules. If you already have five and want to add another rule, you must remove one of the existing rules. 
  • You can only add IP addresses with ranges from 25 to 32.

Add a new IP rule

  1. In the IP access rules section, click Edit.
  2. In the IP address field, enter an IP address.
  3. From the CIDR prefix drop-down list, choose the IP address range.
  4. In the Type section, choose whether to allow or deny the specified IP address range.
  5. Click Add.

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3 Comments

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    Gianni

    I suggest you make the IP Rules section NOT mandatory.
    When your API is fetched from distributed environment, there is no opportunity to get fixed IP easily, and you are this way forcing your users to let all requests pass through a proxy.

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    Mark Shaw

    I'm having the exact issue Gianni described above.

    I have an application behind an AWS Load Balancer that doesn't have a static IP address.

    How do we authorize our servers to access our OpenSRS API?

    Can we use 0.0.0.0/25 CIDR ranges?

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    Laurentiu Soica

    Same for me. I'm calling the APIs from a GKE cluster so my IP is the IP of each VM in the cluster.

    This basically limits me to a cluster of 5 nodes. And it works as long as the IPs doesn't change. Which they do.

    What options do we have to work around this limitation?

    Thanks!

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