A service account is a special type of LUSID user account, intended to represent a non-human user that needs authorisation to perform operations using LUSID's API. Service accounts are typically used to automate repetitive operations, for example the daily load and extraction of position files.

To learn how to create and manage a service account, see our tutorial.

As with a (human) personal user, you can use LUSID's role-based access control mechanism to precisely determine what operations the service can perform.