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API Users are able to be assigned access tokens which allow you to authenticate with the API. TrackVia uses access tokens to verify a user's identity and permission level when accessing the API. Tokens ensure account security by limiting API access and enforcing permissions. A TrackVia Super Admin has the ability to create up to 100 unique access tokens, each with its own expiration date and set of permissions. Actions that use the access token will be performed by and that user will be displayed in the appropriate Created and Updated fields of TrackVia. API Users are a special kind of user and are used only for API connections and integrations. Designating a user as an API user means that user will:
  • Restrict Web and Mobile access. API Users are unable to use either the TrackVia web or mobile applications.
  • Bypass Single Sign On (SSO). API Users bypass SSO login in order to prevent their access tokens from inadvertently expiring due to SSO policies.
  • Ignore password expiration policies. API Users are exempt from TrackVia password expiration policies.
  • Be eligible for access token creation. Only API Users may be used to create access tokens.
  • Have permissions managed like any other user. API Users will still need to be put in a properly configured role in order to have read, write, or delete permissions in an account.
To designate a user as an API User, navigate to Manage Users and select the user you want to assign to a token. Check the Set As API User box on that user. Users in Unverified status may not be designated as API Users.
The API Key is unique to your TrackVia account and is a required component for accessing the TrackVia API. Once generated, it cannot be changed or deleted. It can be copied for use in an integration using the clipboard icon. This API Key should be used as the value of the user_key query string parameter in the of API requests. To create an API Key navigate to API Access from inside of your Account Settings.
After creating at least one API User, Super Admins will be able to create auth tokens by clicking Create Auth Token. A window will open for the Super Admin to set the token's name, API User, and expiration date. Once created, these values cannot be changed. Only active users, designated as an API User, will be shown in this window. The expiration date can be any date in the future and will expire at midnight UTC on the date selected. Once created, auth tokens can be copied using the clipboard icon and used in Microservices. They can be turned off by clicking the gear icon and selecting Deactivate.
To facilitate faster and more reliable Microservice development, TrackVia offers a Node.js package. Visit the documentation for the SDK for installation instructions and how to get started.