Tags and metadata
Modified: 05 Jan 2018 21:25 UTC
Tags and metadata can both be used to help describe an instance or configure its properties. They differ in how they're used within Triton, how they're managed via the APIs, and what they're best used for:
- Tags can only be added or managed via CloudAPI by a client with the correct keys to access the API and permissions to manage tags on a given instance. Metadata can also be set via CloudAPI, but an instance can read and set metadata for itself (not other instances) via the
mdataAPI and tools.
- Tags can only be changed by CloudAPI users with the proper permission and keys. Metadata can be changed by an instance without any keys.
- Tags are used throughout CloudAPI as selection criteria, metadata is not.