Integrating Datadog with BetterCloud

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When integrating a new application with your BetterCloud instance, the overall installation process is consistent. However, each integration is different, and may require varying levels and types of authentication. This article provides instructions for configuring and collecting all the information you need in order to add the Datadog integration in BetterCloud. 

BetterCloud uses Basic Authentication to integrate with Datadog. When adding this integration you must enter the following information:

  • datadogApiKey
  • datadogApplicationKey

API Key

To create and retrieve your API key and application key, please take the following steps within Datadog using an Administrator account. 

To start, navigate to “Integrations” > “APIs” from the left menu.

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The first section in the APIs menu contains your active API keys. Here you can also create a new one under “New API key”. Please note that you may use an existing API key to connect, but you should use a unique application key because this determines how requests to Datadog’s API are logged. Read more in Datadog’s API documentation.

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Your key will be obscured by default. Hover over the purple box to reveal and copy the key.

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Application Key

The process for creating and retrieving the application key is essentially the same. Expand the next section to create your new application key.

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Hover over the key to reveal it.

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Once you have successfully added the integration, your API Token and Integration Key will be available as encrypted environment variables in your integration, and can be updated at any time.

 

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