Getting A CIKΒΆ

Access to the Exosite API requires a Client Identification Key (CIK). If you’re just getting started with the API and have signed up with a community portal, here’s how you can find a CIK:

  1. Log in to Exosite Portals
  2. Click on “devices” on the menu on the left
  3. Click on a device to open its properties
  4. The device’s CIK is displayed on the left

Once you have a CIK, you can substitute it in the examples below. Note that any functions that take a parameter called auth can take a string CIK directly, or you can pass an auth dictionary as described here.

Now that you’ve got a CIK, you can start using Exosite’s APIs. Why not check out some of our examples if you’re looking for a starting place?