Get your credentials#
To communicate with the Customer Management Service by using the REST API, you need your Rackspace account username, API key, and account number.
In the API service documentation, the account number is referred to as ran or RAN.
To get this information:
- Your account username is the username that you use to log in.
- To get your API key, follow the instructions in View and reset your API key.
Protect your API key. Do not expose the value in code samples, screen captures, or insecure client-server communications. Also, ensure that the value is not included in source code that is stored in public repositories.