Generate an API Key

Generate a CloudQuery API Key

In automated environments, an API Key can be used with CloudQuery Hub and premium plugins instead of cloudquery login.

Create an API key by following these steps:

  1. Go to CloudQuery Cloud (opens in a new tab) and log in or register for a new account.
  2. If you are not already in a team, you will be prompted to create a new team.
  3. Once you are logged in, click Team Settings in the left sidebar.
  4. Go to the API Keys tab. API Keys
  5. Click Generate new key Generate new key
  6. Choose a key name for you to identify this key by, and an expiration date. Then click Generate new key. Generate key
  7. Copy the key and store it in a safe place. You will not be able to see it again after this step. Copy key

To use the API key with the CloudQuery CLI, set the CLOUDQUERY_API_KEY environment variable to the value of the key.

export CLOUDQUERY_API_KEY=<your-api-key>