How do I generate a Canvas Data 2 API key?
As an account admin, you can generate a Canvas Data 2 Client ID and Secret using Identity Services. Once you generate a Client ID and Secret, you can a manage Canvas Data 2 API key.
- Your institution must be included in the account domain lookup. Please contact your Customer Success Manager if your institution does not appear in the search list.
- You must be logged into Canvas to authorize access.
In your web browser, visit identity.instructure.com. In the Institution drop-down menu, search for your institution by entering its name . Once it appears, click your institution's name .
Note: If your institution does not appear in the search list, please contact your Customer Success Manager about account domain lookup.
Log into Identity Services
Click the Log In to Canvas button.
To authorize Identity Service to access your account, click the Authorize button.
Add New Key
To add a new key, click the Add New Key button.
In the Key Name field, enter a name for the key .
In the Expiry drop-down menu, select the expiration time (1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year) .
In the Key Type section, click the Institutional Use or Instructure Partner radio button .
Click the Save button .
Copy API Key and Secret
To reveal your Client ID and Secret, click the Reveal OAuth Credentials button .
To copy your Client ID and Secret, click the Copy Text button next to the Client ID and Secret fields .
To avoid accidental closing before copying the Client ID and Secret, you need to click the Click 3 more times to close button .
- The Client ID and Secret window can only be opened one time. When you close it, you cannot reopen it.
- If you do not copy the generated Client ID and Secret and close the window, you will need to generate a new Client ID and Secret.
View Generated API Key
View the generated API key name. Once the API key is generated, you can manage the API key.