Generate an API Key

To generate an API key in Tenable.ot:

  1. Sign in to Tenable.ot.
  2. In the left navigation plane, click Local Settings.
  3. In the Local Settings submenu, click System Configuration
  4. In the System Configuration submenu, click API Keys.
  5. On the API Keys page, in the top right corner, click the Generate Key button. A Generate Key side pane will appear.
  6. In the Expiration Period area, choose the expiration period in days. The maximum expiration period is 365 days.
  7. In the Description text box, enter a description explaining what the API key will be used for.
  8. Click the Generate button. The generated API key will have the same permissions as the user that created it according to their role.
  9. Copy the API secret and save it in a secure location for later use. The API key is shown only once.