Getting started#

Use the following information to learn how to authenticate, send API requests, and complete basic operations by using the Rackspace Cloud Databases API.

For more information about Cloud Databases API operations, see the API reference.

Use the examples to create and access your database instances via Rackspace Cloud Servers. The examples create a MySQL database instance. You’ll learn how to use the Cloud Databases API by using the cURL and the trove client command line tools.


You can also access Rackspace Cloud Databases API features from the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel.

To start using the API and run the examples in this section, you need the following items: