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How to manage your SoftLayer platform
Your service includes access to several online management portals:
- SoftLayer Customer Portal (or the SoftLayer mobile application)
- Cloud Services Portal
- Alternatively, you can use the SoftLayer API for automation and greater control.
- Cloud Gateway
You can access the SoftLayer platform via the internet or the Telstra private network in your region.
|SoftLayer Customer Portal||Telstra's Cloud Services Portal||SoftLayer API||Telstra's Cloud Gateway|
Use the SoftLayer Customer Portal to:
In the Cloud Services Portal you can:
Generally, any function available in the SoftLayer Customer Portal can be performed using the SoftLayer API (SLAPI).
The SLAPI has over 3,000 documented methods and supports SOAP, XML-RPC and REST protocols.
A number of service-specific API clients are available in a choice of supported languages on SoftLayer’s GitHub profile.
For help getting started and using the SoftLayer API, go to the SoftLayer Development Network to search for specific API methods, access the developer knowledge base and connect with the SoftLayer developer community.
Cloud Gateway allows you to:
User roles and permissions
The first person from your company to register a SoftLayer platform is automatically assigned the ‘super administrator’ role, with full permissions.
If you have other cloud services with Telstra, all existing super administrators of these services will automatically receive super administrator access to the SoftLayer platform.
Additional users can be created and existing users removed, through the ‘users’ page in the Cloud Services Portal.
Backing up your data
Australian customers, if you’re using a Telstra IP network service to connect to a SoftLayer platform you can configure routing to use Telstra’s Managed Backup service.
Cloud Gateway allows you to view and manage all your cloud connections in one place. Once you have purchased SoftLayer cloud services (from Telstra or another provider), it’s possible to purchase a Cloud Gateway and set up a Cloud Gateway connection to your SoftLayer platform services.
A Cloud Gateway connection allows you to access your SoftLayer platform services from your Telstra IP network.