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Creating and managing API users

If you want to interact with the Rational BI API to upload data, you'll need to create an API user.

API users work almost like normal users and can belong to groups but they can’t log in through the user interface. They have a special API user id which is used when submitting transactions through the API.

Creating an API user

To create an API user, navigate to the user by clicking to the administration menu in the top right corner menu in the user interface and select users. Click New API User and follow the prompts. Make a note of the password you assign since it will be the credentials you’ll need to submit through the API.

When the user has been created, the API User ID will be displayed in the title bar of the user. The ID is a long sequence of letters and digits beginning with the letters ux.

Finding the user id of an API user

To find the user id of an API user, navigate to the user by clicking to the administration menu in the top right corner menu in the user interface and select users. Select the user that you would like to find the user id for. The API User ID will be displayed in the title bar of the user. The ID is a long sequence of letters and digits beginning with the letters ux.