Get your credentials

To communicate with the Customer Management Service by using the REST
API, you need your Rackspace account username, API key, and account

In the API service documentation, the account number is referred to as
ran or RAN.

To get this information:

  1. For Rackspace cloud, log in to the
    Rackspace Cloud Control Panel.
  2. For Dedicated hosting , log in to MyRackspace Portal.
  • Your account username is the username that you use to log in.
  • To get your API key, follow the instructions in
    View and reset your API key.

Protect your API key. Do not expose the value in code samples, screen
captures, or insecure client-server communications. Also, ensure that
the value is not included in source code that is stored in public