How To Create An API Key?

WHAT is an API Key ?

According to Wikipedia:  "An application programming interface key is a unique identifier used to authenticate a user, developer, or calling program to an API. However, they are typically used to authenticate a project with the API rather than a human user. Different platforms may implement and use API keys in different ways."

1. Use the navigation drop-down from the top-right side of the screen.

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2. Click on the "Account Settings"

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3. "Validate Password"

  1. Type your password
  2. Click the "Validate" button
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4. Select the "Generate Token" button

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5. A new token has been generated, shown as "API Token"... use the drop-down arrow

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6. Here are the parts:

  1. The current Name of the API Token
  2. The location to re-name the API Token
  3. The "API Key"  
  4. The expiration date for the API Key - you can set this as needed
  5. How to "Save" the API Key, once you have customized it
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7. You can easily re-name the new API Key

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8. You can easily set an Expiration-Date for the API Key

Select the Calendar icon if you want to set a specific Expiration-Date for the API Key...

9. You can select the Year/Month/Day and even time (top left icon) and then click "Save" when finished

  1. Time select
  2. Month select
  3. Year select
  4. Day select
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If you click on the Clock icon (top-left image), you can select the Hour and Minute from the large clock on the right-side of the box.  

In this example, the Minutes were changed from 12:23pm (image above) to 12:00pm (image below)...  and then the "Save" button was then clicked

10. Once you've customized the expiration-date for the API Key, click on "Save Token"

11. You will see a notification in the top-right of your screen

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12. Congratulations!   You have successfully created an API Key.

Here are a few more examples of API Keys:

13. If you wanted to set a 48-Hour expiration-date, this is an example of the process...

  1. You can change the name of the API Key... we'll use "48-Hour Vendor Offer" as an example here...
  2. You can select the "Expiration Date" - for our example here, we will select the Calendar icon to set a 48-Hour time limit on the API Key...
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  1. You can pick the specific time for the API Key to expire...
  2. In this example, the API Key "Expiration-Date" gets selected for 2-days ahead...
  3. Make sure you "Save" your selection(s) when finished...
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Once you are satisfied with the selection(s), click the "Save Token" button...

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You will get a confirmation notice in the top-right of your screen...

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