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DigitalOcean System Token

Hi,

I’ve noticed DigitalOcean partnered with Github in the secret scanning program (mentioned here https://www.digitalocean.com/blog/updated-api-tokens-new-management-features). In their documentation they mention a ‘DigitalOcean System Token’ (https://docs.github.com/en/enterprise-cloud@latest/code-security/secret-scanning/secret-scanning-patterns), but I’ve never seen one of those, nor is it mentioned in the documentation.

Is this something we should be aware of, does it exist and how is it generated? I suppose it is a secret since it fell into Github alerts.

Thanks!


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Andrew SB
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January 4, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi @tozya,

Good eye! There is not currently such a thing as a “DigitalOcean System Token.” When we registered our current token prefixes with GitHub, we reserved that for potential future usage.

DigitalOcean API tokens created via the control panel use the dop_v1_. Ones programmatically created via third-party integrations using the OAuth flow use doo_v1_, and the refresh tokens used in that flow use dor_v1_.

KFSys
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January 5, 2023

Hi @tozya,

I’ve looked over the page, most of the Tokens are used for authentication there and API usage. As for the DigitalOcean System Token, this is not currently in use. If not mistaken this is reserved for eventual future usage.