How to add Hetzner API key to NodeBuilder

The below training is for RYON customers only. Full hosting customer do not need to worry about it as Apollon Network takes care of everything for you.

If you want to use Hetzner as your VPS provider for your RYON hosting option then you will need to add the API key from Hetzner into NodeBuilder to allow NodeBuilder to send instructions to your Hetnzer VPS.


Step 1: Sign up for a user account with Hetzner. If you have an account already, go to Step 2 and log into your account.

Step 1: Go to https://accounts.hetzner.com.
If you do not have an account with Hetzner yet, click on the ‘REGISTER NOW’ button and sign up for a free account.
If you have an account already, go to Step 2 and log into your account.


Step 2: Log into your Hetzner account.

Step 2: Log into your Hetzner account.


Step 3: Create a new project

Click on the menu icon at the top left and then click on ‘Cloud’ from the drop-down menu.

 

On the Project page, click on the red ‘NEW PROJECT’ button

 

Give your project a name, in this example, we will call this project ‘RYON API’.


Step 4: Create the API

On the Project page, click on your project.

 

On the Server page, click on the ‘Access’ link on the left menu.

 

On the next page, click on the ‘API TOKENS’ link.

 

Press the red ‘GENERATE API TOKEN’ button.

 

Given your API key a name, in this example we will call this ‘API key for RYON’.

 

Your API key is generated and displayed. Click on the API key to copy it.

 


Step 5: Add the API key to NodeBuilder

Open NodeBuilder and press the ‘SETTINGS’ button.

 

On the API Keys page, click the + button to add a new API key.

 

In the pop-up window, Select ‘Hetzner’ from the select box and paste your API key into the API Key field, then press the green ‘Proceed’ button.

 

You should see a green confirmation message if the API key was saved successfully.

 

Your Hetzner entry will also appear on the API Key page.


OPTIONAL: After adding your Hetzner API key, you can do a quick test to make sure the API key is working. Below is the instructions to test it.

OPTIONAL: Testing the Hetzner API key

While you are still the NodeBuilder ‘SETTINGS’ page, click on the ‘Hosts’ tab, then click on the blue + button.

In the pop-up window, select ‘Hetzner’ as the VPS Provider and press the green ‘Proceed’ button.

 

You will see a list of VPS configuration options you can select. If you see this page it means your API key is working. No need to proceed with adding the VPS at this point.