Any Synoptic customer is able to create credentials you can use against our data services to integrate them into your own applications and processes.
Credentials come in two forms - keys and tokens, and are case-sensitive strings of letters and numbers we use to identify you when you interact with Synoptic.
Keys are a secret credential you do not use for accessing data. You use them to manage your tokens and other account settings as available.
You are required to have a key defined in order to create tokens. You can do this all within the customer console.
Tokens are the most common credential for use - a string used to identify your account when making a data request. We also call them “public tokens” because these strings are exposed to users of applications you may make - such as in web or mobile apps.