Two Factor Authentication, usually written
2FA, provides a higher level of security for your
Helium Console account by requiring a separate, one-time use password in addition to your primary
password that's always required. Helium Console features 2FA and we recommend you turn it on.
To enable it, start by logging in and heading to your profile.
Enroll in 2FA. From there, you'll be guided to provision the 2GA application of your
choosing. (Authy, Google Authenticator, 1Password,
and LastPass are a few of the popular apps that make 2FA easy.)
During the 2FA setup process, you'll be provided a backup code. This is what you'll need to regain access to your account in the event that you lose access to your 2FA application. Do not lose this backup code. Otherwise you'll be locked out of your account if you lose access to your 2FA application.
Console API Keys
To use the Helium Console API, you'll need an API Key. API Keys are organization- and role-specific.
To generate an API Key, once logged in, navigate to your
Console Account Settings. In the Your API Keys section,
create a name for your new API Key, select the role for this key (currently only
supported), and click Generate Key. You'll then see a pop up with your API Key. This will be the
only time it's revealed to you.
Once Console shows you your API key, it won't be shown to you again. If you lose it, you'll need to create a new one.
After generating the API Key, it will not be active. You'll see it listed in the table as
False. To activate it, you'll need to confirm activation via the email Console will send
you once the key is created. After confirming, you'll see the status as
Now that you've generated an API key, put it to use! Head over to the Console API docs to get started.