Codacy provides account and project-level API tokens that allow you to:
- Upload coverage data to Codacy
- Upload to Codacy the results of running client-side analysis tools
- Authenticate when using the Codacy API
The sections below provide details about the two types of API tokens and instructions on how to generate and revoke them.
Never write API tokens to your configuration files and keep your API tokens well protected, as they grant owner permissions to your projects on Codacy.
It's a best practice to store API tokens as environment variables. Check the documentation of your CI/CD platform on how to do this.
Generating and revoking account API tokens#
Account API tokens are defined at the Codacy user account level. Each account API token authorizes access to the same organizations, repositories, and operations as the roles and permissions of the owner of the account.
If you're using an account API token to upload coverage be sure to check the roles that your Git provider account must have to authorize uploading coverage to Codacy.
Use a dedicated service account to integrate Codacy with your repositories. This prevents disruption of service if the user who created an account API token loses access to the repositories, which may happen when a user leaves the team or the organization.
You can create new account API tokens programmatically using the Codacy API or using the Codacy UI:
Open your account, tab Access management.
Click the button Create API token under Account API tokens.
You can create multiple account API tokens. This can be useful to have a more flexible control by revoking only a specific token.
To revoke an account API token, click the "X" next to the token. After this, all applications or services using that token to access the Codacy API will fail to authenticate and will receive the reply
Generating and revoking project API tokens#
Project API tokens are defined on individual repositories. Each project API token only authorizes access to the corresponding repository.
You can create new project API tokens programmatically using the Codacy API or using the Codacy UI:
Open your repository Settings, tab Integrations.
Click the button Add integration and add a Project API integration.
Click the button Settings on the Project API integration and copy the project API token.
You can create multiple (up to 100) project API tokens per repository. This can be useful to have a more flexible control by revoking only a specific token.
To revoke a project API token, click the trash can icon for the corresponding Project API integration. After this, all applications or services using that token to access the Codacy API will fail to authenticate and will receive the reply
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