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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.

Retrieve all API Keys belonging to the authenticated user

Retrieve all API Keys belonging to the authenticated user

GET /api_keys

This endpoint allows you to retrieve all API Keys that belong to the authenticated user.

A successful response from this API will include all available API keys' names and IDs.

For security reasons, there is not a way to retrieve the key itself after it's created. If you lose your API key, you must create a new one. Only the "Create API keys" endpoint will return a key to you and only at the time of creation.

An api_key_id can be used to update or delete the key, as well as retrieve the key's details, such as its scopes.

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.

Query String

limit
integer

The number of results to return.

Responses

object
result
array[object]
api_key_id
string

The ID of your API Key.

name
string

The name of your API Key.

object
errors
array[object]
message
string

the error message

field
string

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

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

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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