Configuring CDP client with the API access key

After you generate the access key, go to the command line and run a specific set of commands to configure the CDP client.

  1. On the command line, run the following command to configure the client with the access key:
    cdp configure
  2. Enter the following information at the prompt:
    • CDP Access key: Copy and paste the access key ID that you generated in the Management Console.
    • CDP Private key: Copy and paste the private key that you generated in the Management Console.
    • CDP region. Skip entering any value for this parameter.
    • CDP Endpoint URL: Specify the CDP console URL.
    The configuration utility creates the following files:
    • ~/.cdp/credentials: to store your user credentials
    • ~/.cdp/config: to store the endpoint URL configuration
  3. To verify that the credentials were created correctly, run the following command:
    cdp iam get-user
    The command displays your CDP client credentials.
  4. After you configure the client, go back to the Management Console and click OK to exit the access key window.