Tags and metadata
Tags and metadata differ in how they're used within Triton, how they're managed via the APIs, and how they're best used.
|Data Type||Purpose||Mange with||Accessible within instances|
|tags||Identify an instance externally and use as instance selection criteria||Portal, CloudAPI||no|
|metadata||Insert data within an instance, such as environment variables||Portal, CloudAPI, metadata client (
To create or modify tags with
triton, the user must have the proper permissions and keys. Metadata can be modified within an instance without the need for permissions or keys.