How to Generate an API Key

Zoe Rogers
Zoe Rogers
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In order to use Shelterluv's API, you must generate an API key. To begin, navigate to your gear icon > Configuration > Uploads and Integrations > My Organization's Website.

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From there, select the blue "Generate New Key" option. Then, you will be asked if you'd like to add a description for the key. This is just to label the API for your reference later so that you know which key has been used for what purpose. 

 

To disable or delete an existing key, select the red "Revoke" option. 

It is very important to know that an API key cannot be recovered once it is revoked.

You have the ability to generate multiple API keys. This will be useful for you if you would like to use the API in multiple ways. For example, perhaps you want to use the API for your website AND Maddie's Pet Assistant. You can create a separate API key for each. 

Learn more about how the API works with this overview