The SoftLayer API bindings load your settings from a number of different locations.
- Input directly into SoftLayer.create_client_from_env(...)
- Enviorment variables (SL_USERNAME, SL_API_KEY)
- Config file locations (~/.softlayer, /etc/softlayer.conf)
- Or argument (-C/path/to/config or –config=/path/to/config)
The configuration file is INI-based and requires the softlayer section to be present. The only required fields are username and api_key. You can optionally supply the endpoint_url as well. This file is created automatically by the slcli setup command detailed here: Configuration Setup.
[softlayer] username = username api_key = oyVmeipYQCNrjVS4rF9bHWV7D75S6pa1fghFl384v7mwRCbHTfuJ8qRORIqoVnha endpoint_url = https://api.softlayer.com/xmlrpc/v3/ timeout = 40