When you are logging in, your Synapse credentials can be stored using the
rememberMe parameter. You should use the
rememberMe feature only if you are on a personal computer where you are the only Synapse user. Visit the Python client docs and R client docs for examples.
Customize the Synapse Configuration File
Synapse configuration parameters for frequently used client-interactions can be set in a configuration file. By default, the file is in the user’s home directory and is called
.synapseConfig. For example, you can set:
A new cache location
Third party credentials to access files stored outside of Synapse (e.g. AWS-S3, etc.)
Your Synapse credentials, preferably in the form of an access token
Note the period at the beginning of the file name that makes it a hidden system file on Linux-like operating systems, since it will contain sensitive information.
When you install the Synapse Python client, a
.synapseConfig file filled with examples should appear in your home directory if a configuration file is not already present. You can uncomment and fill out the parameters of interest. A copy of the default
.synapseConfig template can also be obtained here.
See the following for more information on managing credentials in the