Chapter 7. Finding Applications

By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to quickly locate an application in the Dashboard based on either its name, an API key, or an application identifier.

During API operations, you may need to be able to find information on an application that is accessing your API quickly – either for support purposes, to change configuration, or potentially because the application is misbehaving and needs to be disabled.

7.1. Step 1: Get the information you need

To find an application, you need to know something about it – the name of the account it belongs to or the application’s name. If you have this, locating it is straightforward from the Applications tab in the Dashboard. However you may have no information other than the application identifier or its API key, for example if you’re seeing this information in your own access logs.

If you’re 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 and app key authentication patterns: the app identifier (search by app key is not supported)
  • For OAuth authentication patterns: the client_id (search on the secret is not supported)

7.2. Step 2: Search for the application

Armed with whatever data you have, head to the Applications area of the Dashboard, and use the search box (shown in the image below).

Findig an application part 1

7.3. 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 includes information such as that shown in the image below.

Finding an application part 2