Creating a CircleCI token for Roadie

Published on February 23rd, 2021


In order to make requests to the CircleCI API, you must provide Roadie with an API key.


  1. Make sure you are logged in to Circleci as the user you want to use for Backstage. We recommend creating a Github bot account for this.

  2. Go to and select Create New Token.

    Personal API Tokens screen in CircleCI with no tokens selected

  3. Give the token a name and click Add API Token.

    The Create API Token modal in CircleCI with an input with the name Backstage inside it

  4. Circleci will print the token that Backstage needs.

  5. Follow the instructions on how to share the API Token with Roadie.