Tracking repositories and creating API keys

This article covers how to begin tracking repositories in Tidelift and generate repository-specific API keys from the Subscriber Dashboard. You can also read more about how to use the API to integrate into your workflow or jump straight into the Subscriber API documentation.

Tracking Repositories in Tidelift

Generally, you'll want to track each repository individually within Tidelift. Using the Tidelift Subscriber Dashboard, you can create a space to track each repository.

  1. From the Subscriber Dashboard navigation, select Repositories
  2. Select Track New Repository
  3. Name the repository you wish to track and Save
  4. If you are not planning to upload files manually, you can dismiss the prompt.

Generating API Keys

When integrating Tidelift into your workflow using our API, you will need to generate repository-specific API keys. If you are initially planning to manually upload dependency files, you can skip this step.

  1. From the Subscriber Dashboard navigation, select Settings > API Keys
  2. Select Create a New API Key.
  3. Find the repository for which you want to generate an API Key and select Create API Key
  4. You will then see your list of API keys and can access the Token and Authorization information for each Repository.
Note: If you are already using Tidelift with our GitHub application installed, these options will not be immediately available to you. Reach out to support@tidelift.com and we can help

Accessing Team Name and Repo Name for API & CLI

When the API and CLI tool require team name and repository name, you should use the versions of these that do not contain spaces. These values can be accessed from the Settings > API Keys page. The location of these values is highlighted in the screenshot below.

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