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Create an API Key

Base URL: https://{OPSMANAGER-HOST}:{PORT}/api/public/v1.0


POST /orgs/{ORG-ID}/apiKeys

Request Path Parameters

Name Type Description
ORG-ID string Unique identifier for the organization whose API keys you want to retrieve. Use the /orgs endpoint to retrieve all organizations to which the authenticated user has access.

Request Query Parameters

This endpoint may use any of the HTTP request query parameters available to all Ops Manager API resources. These are all optional.

Name Type Description Default
pageNum integer Page number (1-based). 1
itemsPerPage integer Number of items to return per page, up to a maximum of 500. 100
pretty boolean Indicates whether the response body should be in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean

Indicates whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope.

Some API clients cannot access the HTTP response headers or status code. To remediate this, set "envelope" : true in the query.

For endpoints that return one result, response body includes:

status HTTP response code
envelope Expected response body

For endpoints that return a list of results, the results object is an envelope. Ops Manager adds the status field to the response body.


Request Body Parameters

All body parameters are required.

Name Type Description
desc string Description of the API key. Must be between 1 and 250 characters in length.
roles string array

List of roles that the API key should have. There must be at least one role listed, and all roles must be valid for an Organization.

Organization roles include:



Name Type Description
id string Unique identifier for the API key
desc string Description of the API key
privateKey string Private key for the API key. This key appears unredacted only at the time of creation.
publicKey string Public key for the API key
roles object array Roles that the API key has
roles.{ORG-ID} string The {ORG-ID} represents the Organization to which this role applies.
roles.roleName string

The name of the role. The users resource returns all the roles the user has in either MongoDB Atlas or Ops Manager. Possible values are:

  • Organization Roles

Example Request


The user who makes the request can be formatted either as {USERNAME}:{APIKEY} or {PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}.

curl --user "{USERNAME}:{APIKEY}" --digest \
  --header "Accept: application/json" \
  --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --request POST "https://<ops-manager-host>/api/atlas/v1.0/orgs/{ORG-ID}/apiKeys?pretty=true" \
  --data '{
    "desc" : "New API key for test purposes",
    "roles": ["ORG_MEMBER", "ORG_BILLING_ADMIN"]

Example Response

Response Header

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Content-Type: application/json;charset=ISO-8859-1
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
WWW-Authenticate: Digest realm="MMS Public API", domain="", nonce="{nonce}", algorithm=MD5, op="auth", stale=false
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}
Connection: keep-alive
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: application/json
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=300
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}

Response Body

  "desc" : "New API key for test purposes",
  "id" : "5c47ba5127d9d61b9fd8a27b",
  "links" : [ {
    "href" : "https://<ops-manager-host>/api/atlas/v1.0/orgs/5980cfc70b6d12029d82e3f6/apiKeys/5c47ba5127d9d61b9fd8a27b",
    "rel" : "self"
  } ],
  "privateKey" : "4d9fc199-e58b-4225-b916-4a2d34e0cf0c",
  "publicKey" : "kzurbumc",
  "roles" : [ {
    "orgId" : "5980cfc70b6d97029d82e3f6",
    "roleName" : "ORG_BILLING_ADMIN"
  }, {
    "orgId" : "5980cfc70b6d97029d82e3f6",
    "roleName" : "ORG_MEMBER"
  } ]