How can I create API keys?
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Written by Elisa Dinsmore
Updated over a week ago

This article is for Flatfile's Portal 2.0, Portal 3.0, and Workspaces. If you'd like to check out the latest version of the Flatfile Data Exchange Platform, click here!

You need to generate API keys before you can pull data via API. To generate API keys, log in to your Flatfile dashboard. Once you are logged in:

  1. Click on the 3 vertical dots on the bottom-left. This will open the pop-up menu

  2. From the pop-up menu, click Settings to view Account Settings

  3. On the Account Settings page, click Manage Access Keys on the bottom-left

Once you click on Manage Access Keys, you will see a view of active and inactive API keys.


Once you click Create, you will be shown your newly generated API Key ID and Secret Access Key.

This is the only time you will be able to view your Secret Access Key.

Therefore, make sure to take note of it and store it somewhere you can access later if necessary.


Once your API Key ID is generated, you can view it at any point on the Access Keys view.

Please note: As API keys are tied to specific users, if that user is ever deactivated, their API keys will be also be deactivated along with the account. Because of this, we recommend setting up a separate team member, not tied to a specific individual, to own your API keys. This ensures that if a member of your team leaves and their account is deactivated, no API keys will also be deactivated.

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