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Status Future consideration
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 20, 2022

Create a User Interace and Process flow for API Key Generation, Approval, Use, and Revocation

We presently are evaluating Application Center's Web Services for job submission and control. However, many of our submission users are robots where the password is not known to user, but rather the users have sudo authority to submit jobs from specifically designated hosts. We would prefer to have the ability for a user to either request a long lived API key/Session key from the Application Center GUI for themselves, or the ability to request one for a service account. If for a service account, Application Center would forward an approval request to an administrator for approval, or if the API key request was made by the Application Center administrator, be approved and generated automatically. Once those API keys are generated, the Application Center Administrator should be able to: 1) See the list of keys, 2) When the key was last used 3) When it is due to expire 4) Request user and the execution user Then, they should be able to revoke one or more API keys via that interface at any time, and also be able to copy the actual API key to their clipboard without viewing the actual key for sharing with the request user.
Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)
  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2022

    currently PAC has internal API-Key concept-- generated when use logon. the u/p and key operation functions are done by 2 built-in libraries.

    the default expiration date for the key is 8 hours. the key is generated and saved in $HOME/.pacpass if user logon with u/p from pacclient (download from: https://github.com/IBMSpectrumComputing/lsf-integrations/tree/master/Spectrum%20LSF%20Application%20Center/pacclient) . user could copy the key to any where and use it in Restful API. but we do not have consistence way/UI to manage the PAC API-KEY.

    discussed with user, if it is urgent, user could build the API-key management system by calling the PAC built-in libs from java. have sent the instruction to user about how to manage PAC Restful API-key using the libraries.