Client identities (API-keys)
A client identity, or API-key, (formerly known as sdkUser) is an identity that is registered in the ImageVault database. Each client that communicates with ImageVault needs a client identity. The identity consists of a key (user name) and secret (password). For the ImageVault UI and add-on this is managed in the imagevault.client.config file (using the sdkUser node).
In versions before ImageVault 4.4, this identity was an actual user in Episerver. From version 4.4 this is no longer an actual user but instead the identity only resides in the ImageVault database (ClientIdentities table).
The client identity required for the ImageVault components (connectors and clients) is created during setup of ImageVault; the installation program uses the key iv4sdk, you supply the secret.
All client identities are registered in the ImageVault database, in the ClientIdentities table. Each identity consists of a key (user name) and hashed secret (password).
To manage client identities you can navigate as an administrator to /utility/clientidentity and use the interface there.