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Key prefixes

Tailscale uses prefixes as part of the ID for keys. The prefix starts with tskey- and is followed by the key type. For example, when you create a Tailscale API access token, the prefix is tskey-api, resulting in a key ID in the form of:


The type of key prefixes are:

Key prefixDescription
tskey-apiThe key is a Tailscale API access token.
tskey-authThe key is a pre-authentication key.
tskey-clientThe key is a Tailscale OAuth client key.
tskey-scimThe key is a System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) key.
tskey-webhookThe key is a webhook key.

Note that all Tailscale-generated keys and secrets are case-sensitive. For more information about keys and secrets in general, see Key and secret management.