API key

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API keyAPI key is a code passed in by computer programs calling an application programming interface (API) to identify the calling program is a code passed in by computer programs calling an application programming interface (APIApplication Programming Interface) to identify the calling program API keyAPI key is a code passed in by computer programs calling an application programming interface (API) to identify the calling program API keyAPI key is a code passed in by computer programs calling an application programming interface (API) to identify the calling program

An application programming interface key (API keyAPI key is a code passed in by computer programs calling an application programming interface (API) to identify the calling program) is a code passed in by computer programs calling an application programming interface (APIApplication Programming Interface) to identify the calling program, its developer, or its user to the Web site. API keys are used to track and control how the API is being used, for example to prevent malicious use or abuse of the API (as defined perhaps by terms of service).

Usage[edit] The API keyAPI key is a code passed in by computer programs calling an application programming interface (API) to identify the calling program often acts as both a unique identifier & a secret token for authentication, and will generally have a set of access rights on the API associated with it.[1]

API keys can be based on the universally unique identifier (UUID) system to ensure they will be unique to each user.