Backend.AI API v3 consists of two parts: User APIs and Admin APIs.
APIv3 breaks backward compatibility a lot, and we will primarily support v3 after June 2017. Please upgrade your clients immediately.
API KeyPair Registration¶
For managed, best-experience service, you may register to our cloud version of Backend.AI API service instead of installing it to your own machines. Simply create an account at cloud.backend.ai and generate a new API keypair. You may also use social accounts for log-ins such as Twitter, Facebook, and GitHub.
An API keypair is composed of a 20-characters access key (
AKIA...) and a 40-characters secret key, in a similar form to AWS access keys.
Currently, the service is BETA: it is free of charge but each user is limited to have only one keypair and have up to 5 concurrent kernel sessions for a given keypair. Keep you eyes on further announcements for upgraded paid plans.
Accessing Admin APIs¶
The admin APIs require a special keypair with the admin privilege:
- The public cloud service (
api.backend.ai): It currently does not offer any admin privileges to the end-users, as its functionality is already available via our management console at cloud.backend.ai.
- On-premise installation: You will get an auto-generated admin keypair during installation.