Create a REST API Key

Create a REST API key to identify and authenticate your Incident Response account. It is a unique identifier used to connect to, or perform, an API call.

Before you begin

Role required: Responder, Manager, or Administrator


  1. Log in to Lightstep Incident Response.
  2. Select the profile icon The Profile icon and then select API Key management.
    API key management option
  3. On the Manage API Keys page, click Create API Key.
    Create API Key
  4. On the Create an API key dialog box, enter the following details:
    Create API Key dialog box.
    1. Name: Name of the API key.
    2. Description: Brief description regarding the key.
  5. Click Create.
    API key created successfully.

    An API key is generated. Copy the key by clicking the copy icon (Copy the API key.) or by clicking Copy. You will need it when you want to authenticate with Incident Response.