The API Token is a password replacing token that users can use to authenticate with against Jenkins. This is mostly useful for users that have there accounts managed outside Jenkins. To get a token for an account, follow these steps:

  • Login on Jenkins using the username and password of the synchronization account
  • Click on the Account Name in the top-right corner of the page after login
  • Then click on the Configure link in the left menu
  • The API Token can now be displayed by clicking on the Show API Token… button

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