Finding an Application
This is part 1 of a 3 part series on application control. See the other sections:
At the end of this HowTo will be able to quickly locate an application in the dashboard based on either it’s name, an API key or an Application identifier.
Step by Step
Step 1: Grab the information you need
To find an application you need to know something about it. This may be the name of the account it belongs to or the application's name in which case locating it is straightforward from the Accounts or Applications tab in the Dashboard. However, often you have no information other than the Application identifier or it’s API Key (e.g. if you are seeing this information in your own access logs).
If you are searching by identifier then for the different authentication types you need the following information:
- For API Key only authentication patterns: the API Key.
- For App Id + App Key authentication patterns: the App Identifier (search on the App Key is not supported).
- For oAuth authentication patterns: the Client_iD (search on the secret is not supported).
Step 2: Search for the Application.
Armed with whatever data you have, head to the Accounts area of the dashboard and use the search box on the page (shown in the image below).
Step 3: Access Application Information
Once the results are returned, click on the application you’d like to access and you’ll be taken to that application’s homepage which shows information such as that shown in the image below.