API Reference / API Methods / Api keys
Jan. 07, 2019
List of methods

Adding and Generating API keys

It is important to understand the difference between the Add API Key and Generate secured API Key methods.

For example:

  • Add API key is executed on the Algolia server; Generate Secured API key is executed on your own server, not Algolia’s.
  • Keys added appear on the dashboard; keys generated don’t.
  • You add keys that are fixed and have very precise permissions. They are often used to target specific indices, users, or application use-cases. They are also used to generate Secured API Keys.

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