Service users enable you to grant permissions to your automation to access specific operations in the ScaleFT Platform, such as:
Service users can be added to a group just like a normal user, and they will be granted permissions the same way. Currently the main difference between a user and service user is how each type of user authenticates.
While users are backed by an Identity Provider(IdP), a service user is given a pair of credentials that are used to generate a short-lived authentication token to be used with the API.
In order to authenticate as your service user to the ScaleFT API, you will need to create an API key. The API key is a pair of strings known as the id and secret. You will need both to authenticate, which generates an authentication token that is sent with each request you make.
Whenever a new API key is created, any existing API keys will be automatically expired in 2 days. You can also immediately expire an API key so it can’t be used anymore.