SignalFx Developers Guide

Administrative API

The administrative API helps you manage your SignalFx experience.

Most customers think of the web UI they access as their SignalFx "account". This web UI is actually an interface to your company’s organization, which includes all of the users who have permission to use SignalFx with your data. In this organization, you can define teams that have specific dashboards.

Managing authentication tokens

With the administrative API, you can also manage the authentication tokens that let developers call the REST and client SDK APIs.

Managing custom categories

The administrative API lets you create, retrieve, update, and delete custom categories:

  • Use the GET https://api.{REALM} operation to retrieve the custom categories for your organization.

  • Use the PATCH https://api.{REALM} operation to create, update and delete custom categories. For authentication, this operation requires a session token associated with a user that has administrative privileges.

To learn more about custom categories, see the topic Browsing for metrics in the product documentation.

Managing org token limits

If you’re an Enterprise customer, you can use the administrative API to set org token limits that control the spending you incur. Org tokens are long-lived authentication tokens that you use when you send MTS to SignalFx. Token limits are values you can set on org tokens to control how you use your resources to send MTS. To learn more, see Org Token Limits.

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