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How to manage IAM applications

Reviewed on 09 June 2022Published on 20 June 2022

You can manage IAM applications in an Organization if you are the Owner of that Organization, or if you have sufficient permissions (via policies) to do so. Management actions including adding and removing IAM applications to/from groups, attaching and detaching policies to/from applications, generating, viewing and deleting applications’ API keys and deleting applications from the Organization.

Requirements:

How to access the application overview

  1. Click Identity and Access Management (IAM) from the top-right of your Organization Dashboard in the Scaleway console. The Users tab of the Identity and Access Management dashboard displays.

  2. Click the Applications tab. A list of the Organization’s IAM applications displays.

  3. Click the name of the application you want to manage. Alternatively, click «See more Icon» next to the application, and select Overview. Either way, you are taken to the application’s Overview tab.

    Follow the steps below depending on the management action you wish to take.

How to manage an application’s groups

From the application’s Overview tab, scroll down to the Groups panel. A list of the groups the application is part of displays.

Remove an application from a group

  1. Click the x button next to the group you want to remove the application from. A pop-up displays asking you to confirm the action.

  2. Click Remove from group to confirm.

Important:

Removing an application from a group means that any permissions given to it via the group (i.e. from an attached policy) will no longer apply. Be sure you want to remove these permissions from the application before proceeding.

Add an application to another group

An application may be part of multiple groups at the same time.

  1. Click Add to group to add the application to a group. A pop-up displays, prompting you to select a group.

  2. Select the group you want to add the application to from the drop down list, or type the name of the group.

  3. Click Validate to finish.

The application is added to the selected group, and you are returned to the Overview tab.

Tip:

To create a new group, see our dedicated how to.

How to manage an application’s policies

From the application’s Overview tab, scroll down to the Policies panel. A list of policies attached to the application displays.

Detach a policy from an application

  1. Click the x button next to the policy you want to detach from the application. A pop-up displays asking you to confirm the action.

  2. Click Detach policy to confirm.

Important:

Since policies can only be attached to one principal at a time, detaching a policy from the application means that the policy becomes orphaned. The policy will remain in your list of policies, but will have no effect until you attach it to another principal.

Attach another policy to an application

An application may be attached to multiple policies.

  1. Click Attach a policy to attach another policy to the application. A pop-up displays, prompting you to select a policy.

  2. Select the policy you want to attach to the application from the drop down list, or type the name of the policy.

  3. Click Validate to finish.

The selected policy is attached to the application, and you are returned to the Overview tab.

Tip:

To create a new policy, see our dedicated how to.

How to manage an application’s API keys

View and create API keys

  1. From the application’s Overview tab, click the API keys tab.

    Here, you can view details of the application’s API keys.

    If you want to create a new API key for an application, proceed to the following steps:

  2. Click the «Plus Icon» button to generate a new API key. The API key creation wizard displays:

  3. Complete the information in the wizard. See our dedicated documentation if you need any help with this step.

  4. Click Generate API Key. A screen displays showing the access key and secret key for the new API key and reminding you that this is your only chance to securely save the secret key:

  5. Ensure you have securely saved the secret key, then close the window. You are returned to the API keys tab, where the new API key now appears in the list.

Delete API keys

  1. From the application’s Overview tab, click the API keys tab.

  2. Click «See more Icon» > Delete next to the API key you wish to delete.

    A warning displays, reminding you that this action is permanent.

  3. Type DELETE and click Submit to confirm the action.

How to delete an application from the Organization

  1. From the application’s Overview tab, scroll down to the Delete application panel.

  2. Click Remove application. A warning displays, asking you to confirm your action:

  3. Type DELETE to confirm, and click Remove to validate.

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