Logz.io uses tokens to manage data shipping for logs, metrics, and traces; permissions for dashboard sharing links; and for API authorizations.
You will need to be an account admin to create, delete, or access your tokens.
Which token should I use?
The type of token you use depends on what you’re trying to do. Read on to see your options.
Send data to your account
The short answer: Log shipping token, Metrics shipping token, or Tracing shipping token
The shipping token tells Logz.io which account to send your data to. Every account has its own tokens.
You can click any Token to copy it with one-click.
- Learn more about managing your Log shipping tokens
- Learn more about your Metrics shipping token
- Learn more about your Distributed Tracing shipping token
Share dashboards and more
The short answer: Shared token
Shared tokens allow you to share visualizations and dashboards with anyone, even if they don’t have a login to your account.
To limit the data available to shared tokens, attach filters. Keep your data secure by attaching a filter to every token and deleting tokens you no longer need.
To manage your shared tokens, select > Tools > Manage tokens in the top menu and select the Shared tokens tab.
- For more information on managing shared tokens.
Develop an integration
The short answer: API token
Use API tokens to authenticate integrations with your Logz.io account. API tokens are available to Enterprise and Pro plan subscribers.
To manage your API tokens, select > Tools > Manage tokens in the top menu and select the API tokens tab.
- For more information on managing API tokens.
- If you want to build your own integration, visit the Logz.io API Developer Guide.
About token permissions
Tokens are account-specific. This means their permissions are scoped to the account they are created in. If you change your account permissions, tokens respect the updated permissions.
For example, if you create an API token in your main account, it can be used to search the data indexed in the main account and any of the sub accounts by default.
If you change the account permissions so that the sub account is not searchable from the main account, the main account’s API token can no longer be used to search the sub account’s data.