Create Service Tokens

PurposeService tokens are associated with an Equinix Fabric port and shared with another user to authorize that user to create a connection to (Z-side tokens) or from (A-side tokens) your port.

  • A-Side Service Token – Authorizes use of your Equinix Fabric port by another entity (typically your customer) to connect to cloud providers, network providers, or any other Equinix Fabric participant. The owner of the port, not the customer, is billed for the provisioned virtual connection. A-side service tokens are redeemed during the Create Connection process.

    A-side tokens give control of the virtual connection to your customers, allowing them to connect to any available service provider on Fabric from your Equinix Fabric port. It enables aggregated use of your A-side Fabric port and eliminates the need for you, the provider or reseller, to understand or be aware of unique requirements per provider.

  • Z-Side Service Token – Authorizes an existing Equinix Fabric customer to create a connection from their port or virtual device to your port. The customer redeeming the Z-side token is billed for the provisioned virtual connection. The Z-side service token is an alternative to creating a private service profile, allowing you to invite another customer to create a connection to your port without creating a private service profile. Z-side service tokens are redeemed by clicking Connect to another Equinix Fabric customer and then clicking Connect using a Service Token during the Connection process.

Create an A-Side Service Token

  1. Log in to the Equinix Fabric portal.

  2. On the Service Tokens menu, click Create Service Token.

  3. In the Basic Information section, click A-side Connection Service Token.

  4. Select a location.

  5. Select a port within the selected location.

  6. In the VLAN ID field, enter the VLAN.

  7. Click Next: Token Details.

  8. Enter the Service Token Details.

    • Set Service Token Expiration – Indicate how many days the service token is valid before it expires. The maximum number of days is 30.

    • Connection Bandwidth Limit – Indicate the limits on the bandwidth offered by this service token.

    • Service Token Recipient – Enter the email address(es) of the user(s) who will use the service token.

  9. Click Next: Review.

  10. Review the service token configuration, details, and recipient(s).

  11. Click Create Service Token. The Service Token Created page will display with the newly created service token.

  12. Click Copy to copy the service token.

    Note: The creator of the A-side token will be billed for the connection.

Create a Z-Side Service Token

  1. Log in to the Equinix Fabric portal.
  2. In the Service Tokens menu, click Create Service Token.

  3. In the Basic Information section, click Z-side Connection Service Token.

  4. Select a location.

  5. Select a port within the selected location.

  6. In the VLAN ID field, enter the VLAN.

  7. Click Next: Token Details.

  8. Enter the Service Token Details.

    • Set Service Token Expiration – Indicate how many days the service token is valid before it expires. The maximum number of days is 30.

    • Connection Bandwidth Limit – Indicate the limits on the bandwidth offered by this service token. A standard list of bandwidth configurations will display to give the customer (who is paying for this connection) choices. To delete from the list, click Delete. To add to the list, click Add another speed.

    • Service Token Recipient – Enter the email address(es) of the user(s) who will use the service token.

  9. Click Next: Review.

  10. Review the service token configuration, details, and recipient(s).

  11. Click Create Service Token. The Service Token Created page will display with the newly created service token.

  12. Click Copy to copy the service token.

    Note: The creator of the Z-side token will not be billed for the connection. The owner of the A-side is billed.