Creating a machine user in CDP

You can create a machine user for programmatic access to CDP

Before you begin

Machine user names cannot start with a double underscore ("__").

Steps – CDP user interface

  1. Navigate to the Management Console > User Management > Users.
  2. From the Actions menu, select Create Machine User.
  3. Provide a name and click on Create.
What to do next:
  • You need to perform user sync for the change to take effect. See Performing user sync.
  • To generate an API access key for your machine user, see Generating an API access key.
  • You should grant the newly created machine user access to resources. To do this, follow the steps for Assigning resources to users.

Steps – CDP CLI

Use the following command:

cdp iam create-machine-user  \
--machine-user-name MACHINE_USER_NAME 

Next, generate an API access key for your machine user by using the following command:

cdp iam create-machine-user-access-key \
--machine-user-name MACHINE_USER_NAME
What to do next:
  • You need to perform user sync for the change to take effect. See Performing user sync.
  • To generate an API access key for your machine user, see Generating an API access key.
  • You should grant the newly created machine user access to resources. To do this, follow the steps for Assigning resources to users.