Using the Metadata API

Modified: 15 Mar 2016 19:21 UTC
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The Metadata API is used to transfer data from SmartDataCenter to a SmartMachine or Virtual Machine. Joyent-supplied images use the metadata to transfer the SSH keys stored in the Customers API to the customer's machine, setting and generating passwords, and executing a custom user script.

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At a Glance

The Metadata API is a lightweight interface that lets your machine get data from its SmartDataCenter record.