MariaDB SkySQL API Keys

Overview

Users with MariaDB ID accounts are able to request SkySQL API Keys that are used to securely access automated interfaces in MariaDB SkySQL:

  • The SkySQL DBaaS API requires a SkySQL API Key to create, delete, and modify database services

SkySQL API Key Scopes

Each SkySQL API Key is associated with one or more key scopes that determines what the API key can be used for.

Multiple scopes are currently available:

Scope

Description

Observability API: Read

Allows GET requests to the Remote Observability Service

Observability API: Write

Allows write requests to the Remote Observability Service

SkySQL API: Databases: Read

Allows GET requests to the SkySQL DBaaS API

SkySQL API: Databases: Write

Allows write requests to the SkySQL DBaaS API

List SkySQL API Keys

To list your SkySQL API Keys, go to the API Keys page.

Generate a SkySQL API Key

To generate a SkySQL API Key:

  1. Go to the Generate API Key page.

  2. Fill out the API key details:

    • In the "Description" field, describe the purpose of the API key.

    • In the "Scopes" field, select one or more API key scopes.

  3. Click the "Generate API Key" button.

  4. After the page refreshes, click the "Copy to clipboard" button to copy the API key.

  5. Paste the API key somewhere safe and do not lose it.

Verify a SkySQL API Key

To verify a SkySQL API Key, use the keyinfo endpoint:

  • A GET request must be sent to the MariaDB ID URL: https://id.mariadb.com/api/v1/keyinfo/

  • The Authorization header must be in the format Authorization: Token SKYSQL_API_KEY, where SKYSQL_API_KEY refers to the API key.

  • The Content-length header must set the content length to 0.

For example, to verify a SkySQL API Key using cURL with the output piped to jq for readability:

$ curl --location \
   --header 'Authorization: Token SKYSQL_API_KEY' \
   --header 'Content-length: 0' \
   https://id.mariadb.com/api/v1/keyinfo/ \
   | jq .
{
  "jti": "JTI",
  "email": "example_user@example.com",
  "full_name": "Example User",
  "key_prefix": "YpnHA",
  "description": "My new API key",
  "exp": null,
  "iat": "2021-11-10T17:45:00.823041Z",
  "scopes": [
    "skysql::database::write"
  ],
  "iss": "id.mariadb.com",
  "entitlements": [
    "enterprise",
    "xpand",
    "monitoring",
    "skysql"
  ]
}

The full set of fields in the output are:

Field

Description

entitlements

A list of entitlements this user has access to

exp

Time when this API key will expire

iat

Time when this API key was issued

iss

The server that issued this API key

sub

The email address of the user who generated this API key

jti

A unique GUID for this API key

kid

The key ID used to sign this API key

scopes

The API key scopes of the API key

Request a Bearer Token

Most automated interfaces in SkySQL do not directly use the SkySQL API Key directly. Instead, the SkySQL API Key is exchanged for a short-lived bearer token that expires after 1 hour.

To request a short-lived bearer token using a SkySQL API Key, use the token endpoint:

  • A POST request must be sent to the MariaDB ID URL: https://id.mariadb.com/api/v1/token/

  • The Authorization header must be in the format Authorization: Token SKYSQL_API_KEY, where SKYSQL_API_KEY refers to the API key.

  • The Content-length header must set the content length to 0.

For example, to request a bearer token using cURL with the output piped to jq for readability:

$ curl --location --request POST \
   --header 'Authorization: Token SKYSQL_API_KEY' \
   --header 'Content-length: 0' \
   https://id.mariadb.com/api/v1/token/ \
   | jq .
{
  "jti": "JTI",
  "email": "example_user@example.com",
  "full_name": "Example User",
  "exp": "2021-11-03T23:04:28.834462Z",
  "iat": "2021-11-03T22:04:28.835032Z",
  "scopes": [
    "skysql::database::write"
  ],
  "iss": "id.mariadb.com",
  "parent": "PARENT_ID",
  "token": "SKYSQL_BEARER_TOKEN",
  "entitlements": [
    "enterprise",
    "xpand",
    "monitoring",
    "skysql"
  ],
  "tenant_id": "TENANT_ID"
}

In the output, the bearer token is returned as the value of the "token" key. This value is used by most automated interfaces in MariaDB SkySQL.

The full set of fields in the output are:

Field

Description

entitlements

A list of entitlements this user has access to

exp

Time when this bearer token will expire

iat

Time when this bearer token was issued

iss

The server that issued this bearer token

sub

The email address of the user who generated this bearer token

jti

A unique GUID for this bearer token

kid

The key ID used to sign this bearer token

parent

The unique ID of the SkySQL API Key that issued this bearer token

scopes

The API key scopes of the SkySQL API Key that issued this bearer token

tenant_id

The SkySQL Billing ID of the user who generated this bearer token