So you might have noticed that this week we needed to do a little tinkering with our servers – thanks for your patience while we sorted all that out. We’re growing so quickly that we’re constantly pushing new features. One that went out today that we’re particularly happy with is Token Aliases.
What the heck is token Alias?
As you might know, Tyk will hash all keys when they get created so that they are obfuscated should your DB be breached, this creates a unique problem – how do you identify the tokens in your logs? That’s what Aliases aim to solve.
An Alias can be set on any token, and when the token access your APIs, the alias will be stored alongside the token ID in your analytics and displayed in your dashboard.
What’s more, when a developer generates a token via your API Developer portal, Tyk will auto-assign their email address as the alias to their token so that you can track their activity more easily.
(P.S. If you’re an on-prem user, this feature will be available in the nightlies tomorrow!)
Really simple, and really useful – enjoy Tykers!