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API Keys

Your application, mail client, or website can all use API (Application Programming Interface) keys to authenticate access to SendGrid services. You can revoke an API key at any time without having to change your username and password, and an API key can be scoped to perform a limited number of actions.

There are 3 different types of API keys:

  • Full Access
    Allows the API key to access GET, PATCH, PUT, DELETE and POST endpoints for all parts of your account, excluding billing and Email Address Validation.
  • Restricted Access
    Customizes levels of access for all parts of your account, excluding billing and Email Address Validation.
  • Billing Access
    Allows the API key to access billing endpoints for the account.

You must create your first API key using the Twilio SendGrid App. Once you have a key with permissions to manage other keys, you can use the endpoints documented as part of this API.

Delete API keys

Delete API keys

DELETE /api_keys/{api_key_id}

This endpoint allows you to revoke an existing API Key using an api_key_id

Authentications using a revoked API Key will fail after after some small propogation delay. If the API Key ID does not exist, a 404 status will be returned.

Authentication

  • API Key

Headers

Authorization
string
default: Bearer <<YOUR_API_KEY_HERE>>
required
on-behalf-of
string
default: The subuser's username. This header generates the API call as if the subuser account was making the call.

Path Parameters

api_key_id
string
default: None
required

Responses

No response body.
object
errors
array[object]
message
string

the error message

field
string or null

the field that generated the error

help
object

helper text or docs for troubleshooting

id
string
{
  "errors": [
    {
      "field": "field_name",
      "message": "error message"
    }
  ]
}
object
errors
array[object]
message
string

the error message

field
string or null

the field that generated the error

help
object

helper text or docs for troubleshooting

id
string
{
  "errors": [
    {
      "field": "field_name",
      "message": "error message"
    }
  ]
}
object
errors
array[object]
message
string

the error message

field
string or null

the field that generated the error

help
object

helper text or docs for troubleshooting

id
string
{
  "errors": [
    {
      "field": "field_name",
      "message": "error message"
    }
  ]
}
object
errors
array[object]
message
string

the error message

field
string or null

the field that generated the error

help
object

helper text or docs for troubleshooting

id
string
{
  "errors": [
    {
      "field": "field_name",
      "message": "error message"
    }
  ]
}
object
errors
array[object]
message
string
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