[arin-discuss] ARIN online role accounts for API access / Text update

Mike Joseph mjoseph at google.com
Wed Apr 4 01:19:17 EDT 2012

Please see also my related suggestion to allow for access restrictions to
the API keys, as a first step to avoid the need for role accounts in the
first place:



On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Aaron Hughes <aaronh at bind.com> wrote:

> All,
> I've heard way too many mixed messages about individual ARIN Online
> accounts vs. role based ARIN Online accounts.
> The text here: https://www.arin.net/public/
> [snip]
> Representatives of organizations that hold ARIN resources or plan to
> request resources will want to take advantage of ARIN Online.
> Every individual who manages organization or resource records should
> create an ARIN Online account using an individual email address. Unlike POC
> records, ARIN Online accounts cannot use role email addresses, nor should
> they be shared, or transferred to another person. Individuals can take ARIN
> Online accounts with them if they move or change jobs because accounts can
> be unlinked from POC, organization and resource records.
> [end]
> claims all users need an account, however, it does not account for tools
> using the ARIN RESTFul API. I have been telling people it's ok to create
> role based accounts for their APIKEY and have heard the same from ARIN
> staff. If that is the case, and I believe it should be, can the text please
> get updated to reflect that.
> e.g. "ARIN Online accounts cannot use role email addresses except in the
> case of an account created for the purpose of connecting via ARIN RESTFul
> API".
> Cheers,
> Aaron
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