You must create and apply an API key to your log source when you send logs or messages through an HTTP POST operation.


  1. Click the two arrows icon in the upper-left corner of the screen to expand the main menu.
  2. Navigate to Configuration > API Keys.
  3. Click New API Key to display the New API Key window.
  4. Enter a name for the key.
    Note: Names cannot contain spaces and must be unique.
  5. Click Create to create a key and open the Generate API Key window.
    The Generate API Key window displays the key name you specified and the generated key value.
  6. Optionally, click Copy Key to save the key value for easy reuse.
  7. Click Close.


The new key is listed on the API Keys page.

What to do next

Use the key to establish a secure connection to your data source. For an example, see Specifying an API Key for a Log Source.