0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2019 8:10 AM by ephuber

    What happens if I lose my API Key for my AppDefense Appliance?

    ephuber Novice
    VMware Employees

      In the past we always stressed the need to save the Manager URL, UUID and API key that was given to you when you provisioned a new appliance in AppDefense. This was because there was no way for us to get a new API key for that appliance and if it was lost a new appliance would have to be deployed.


      Now with a recent update we allow you to regenerate the API key for a given appliance in case your forgot to save it or lost the one you saved. This will save some time and headache of having to deploy a whole new appliance in case of needing to re register the appliance.


      Step 1: Navigate to the "Appliances" tab under settings and select the appliance you wish to regenerate the API key for.


      Step 2: Click on "ACTIONS" and then click on "Regenerate API Key".

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      Step 3: A popup will appear with the information you need to copy to take to your AppDefense appliance to register it with the SaaS manager

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      Step 4: Re-register the appliance using the newly generated API Key following these directions: Step 1C: Register AppDefense Appliance With vCenter Server 


      Hope this quick how to helps you in your day to day administration of AppDefense!


      Happy AppDefending!


      The AppDefense Architect Team.