FireHydrant allows you to access our JSON API with a bot user. A bot user is a separate entity in your organization that can perform actions just as other users can. Bot users can interact with the FireHydrant API using token based authentication; any action called by a bot user is authenticated with a token.
Creating the bot user
To create a bot user:
- In the left nav, click Organization > Bot users.
- Click + Create bot user to set up a new bot user. The next page provides fields for a name and description of the bot; these fields are for your reference and do not impact how the API is used.
- Provide the name and description and click Save.
You are redirected to the bot users page, where your token is displayed.
This token will only be displayed once.
- Copy the bot token and record it somewhere safe, as it grants access to the FireHydrant API on behalf of your organization.