Link a Packet account

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You can register your Packet account credentials in your Docker Cloud account to deploy nodes and node clusters using Docker Cloud’s Dashboard, API, and CLI. Your Packet API key is required so Docker Cloud can interact with Packet on your behalf to create and manage your nodes (Packet devices).

To link your Packet account so you can launch nodes from Docker Cloud, navigate to Account info > Cloud Providers. Click Add credentials.

If you already have an API key to use with Docker Cloud, enter it in the Authentication token.

Otherwise, open a new tab and log into your Packet account. Click API Keys from the left menu. Then, click the + button at the bottom right corner, enter a description for your new API key, and click Generate.

Copy the Token of the new API key.

Go back to the Docker Cloud tab and paste the new API key in the Authentication token field of the Packet credentials dialog.

What’s next?

You’re ready to start using Packet as the infrastructure provider for Docker Cloud! If you came here from the tutorial, click here to continue the tutorial and deploy your first node.

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