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Software Registration Guide

New users may reference the Illumina Connected Software Registration Quick Reference Guide for detailed guidance on setting up an account and registering a subscription.

Tenant Setup

The platform requires a provisioned tenant in the Illumina account management system with access to the Illumina Connected Analytics (ICA) application. Once a tenant has been provisioned, a tenant administrator will be assigned. The tenant administrator has permission to manage account access including add users, create workgroups, and add additional tenant administrators.

Each tenant is assigned a domain name used to login to the platform. The domain name is used in the login URL to navigate to the appropriate login page in a web browser. The login URL is https://<domain>, where <domain> is substituted with the domain name assigned to the tenant.

New user accounts can be created for a tenant by navigating to the domain login URL and following the links on the page to setup a new account with a valid email address. Once the account has been added to the domain, the tenant administrator may assign registered users to workgroups with permission to use the ICA application. Registered users may also be made workgroup administrators by tenant administrators or existing workgroup administrators.

For more details on identity and access management, see the Account Management

API Keys

To access the APIs using the command-line interface (CLI), an API Key may be provided as credentials when logging in. API Keys operate similar to a user name and password and should be kept secure and rotated on a regular basis (preferably yearly). When keys are compromised or no longer in use, they must be revoked. This is done through the domain login URL by navigating to the profile drop down and selecting "Manage API Keys", followed by selecting the key and using the trash icon next to it.

For security reasons, it is best practice to not use accounts with administrator level access to generate API keys and instead create a specific CLI user with basic permission. This will minimize the possible impact of compromised keys.

Generate an API Key

For long-lived credentials to the API, an API Key can be generated from the account console and used with the API and command-line interface. Each user is limited to 10 API Keys. API Keys are managed through the product dashboard after logging in through the domain login URL by navigating to the profile drop down and selecting "Manage API Keys".

Click the button to generate a new API Key. Provide a name for the API Key. Then choose to either include all workgroups or select the workgroups to be included. Selected workgroups will be accessible with the API Key.

Click to generate the API Key. The API Key is then presented (hidden) with a button to show the key to be copied and a link to download to a file to be stored securely for future reference. Once the window is closed, the key contents will not be accessible through the domain login page, so be sure to store it securely for future reference if needed.

After generating an API key, save the key somewhere secure to be referenced when using the command-line interface or APIs.

Access via Web UI

The web application provides a visual user interface (UI) for navigating resources in the platform, managing projects, and extended features beyond the API. To access the web application, navigate to the Illumina Connected Analytics portal.

Access via the CLI

The command-line interface offers a developer-oriented experience for interacting with the APIs to manage resources and launch analysis workflows. Find instructions for using the command-line interface including download links for your operating system in the CLI documentation.

Access via the API

The HTTP-based application programming interfaces (APIs) are listed in the API Reference section of the documentation. The reference documentation provides the ability to call APIs from the browser page and shows detailed information about the API schemas. HTTP client tooling such as Postman or cURL can be used to make direct calls to the API outside of the browser.

When accessing the API using the API Reference page or through REST client tools, the Authorization header must be provided with the value set to Bearer <token> where <token> is replaced with a valid JSON Web Token (JWT). For generating a JWT, see JSON Web Token (JWT).

Object Identifiers

The object data models for resources that are created in the platform include a unique id field for identifying the resource. These fixed machine-readable IDs are used for accessing and modifying the resource through the API or CLI, even if the resource name changes.

JSON Web Token (JWT)

Accessing the platform APIs requires authorizing calls using JSON Web Tokens (JWT). A JWT is a standardized trusted claim containing authentication context. This is a primary security mechanism to protect against unauthorized cross-account data access.

A JWT is generated by providing user credentials (API Key or username/password) to the token creation endpoint. Token creation can be performed using the API directly or the CLI.

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