Prerequisites

To start using the API and complete the examples in this section, you need the following items:

Get your credentials

To communicate with Rackspace Cloud services by using the REST API, you
need your Rackspace Cloud account username, API key, and account number.

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Info

In the API documentation, the account number is referred to as your tenant ID or tenant name.

To get this information, log in to the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel.

  • Your account username is the username that you use to log in.
  • To get your account number, click the ACCOUNT menu in the top navigation bar. The account number is shown at the top of the menu.
  • To get your API key, follow the instructions in View and reset your API key.

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Warning

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 repositories.