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How to Locate and Use the API Token in WHM

If you are connecting your WHM to an application like WHMCS, you should use the API Token method to connect rather than giving the application your WHM Password.

If you are not familiar with locating your API Token in WHM, this Knowledge Base article will help you!

How to locate and use the API Token in WHM

Step 1: Login to your WHM. There’s a lot of ways to do this, but the sure fire easiest way is to login to your Client Area, then open your WHM.

Step 2: Once you’ve logged in to your ChemiCloud Client Area, you will be presented with your Dashboard.

Click WHM next to your reseller account to open your WHM application.

Step 3: Once WHM loads, use the search function located in the top left corner and search for API.

In the search results will be returned the option “Manage API Tokens”. Open this Utility.

Step 4: Once the API Tokens area loads, you will be presented with a list of your API tokens. Unless you’ve created some previously, your default list should be empty.

To create a token, click the blue + Generate Token button.

Step 5: You’ll need to fill in a few options on the Generate API Token page. Let’s review them:

  • First you’ll need to give your Token a name.
  • Second, you’ll need to specify if the API token should expire. For WHMCS, you should set the option “The API Token will not expire.”
  • Third, you’ll need to check your Privileges. If you’re creating this token for WHMCS, you should check ALL of the Privileges because WHMCS needs all of them to function properly.
  • Fourth, click Save at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Step 6: The new token will be created and you will be given the token key:

Copy this key to your clipboard or a notepad file to use in WHMCS > Add Server, or any other purpose.

If needed, you can make multiple WHM API Tokens.

And that’s how you create a new WHM API Token!

Updated on July 22, 2021
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