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How to generate an API key

The most common way to access the Yat API is using access tokens. But you may also supply an API key with every request that may offer some users more flexibility and ease of use when interacting with the Yat API.

Generating an API Key#

To generate an API key that you can use as authentication in the X-Api-Key header follow these steps.

  1. Get an access token - in your browser after refreshing the page open a developer console and type JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem('tokens')).access_token
  2. Generate an API key
    curl -X POST -H 'Authorization: Bearer {access_token}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"name": "Your-Key-Name"}'
  3. The response contains an api_key field in the JSON result.
  4. All further queries can now be called with curl -H 'X-Api-Key: api_key'